Hi all, here’s my dilemma,
Im living with my mother who’s 75, with my son. I was living with her previously and moved out as she was difficult to live with demanding/selfish, I was unhappy there and left but feeling guilty leaving her alone... It took me a year to actually leave but I had to for my sanity.
I moved back in with mum a year ago as she was always complaining she was alone and felt none of us (her children) cared, that wasn’t true, I would always be there, take her to my home, cook keep her company etc.. but it wasn’t enough, she wanted someone to live with her.. my other siblings wouldn’t and so I had to.
Mum has deteriorated even further and is increasingly negative, depressive and complains day and night about her health.. she suffers with positional vertigo, (for which she won’t do the suggested exercises) was also prescribed meds but claims they are not working, she also has high blood pressure and depression, I also think she has Alzheimer’s, not diagnosed as yet.. she also has hallucinations and sees things after closing her eyes and says she can’t sleep due to these..
I have become so stressed coping with her on my own day by day and I don’t know where to turn.
I work in a high pressured/stressful job and I feel like I have no relief, home to work and vice versa. I have had my own difficulties too (relationships) and I can’t cope with her troubles on top of everything 😐
I have taken her to the doctors who will refer to neurologist so I’m hoping they can determine causes and treatment 🤞🏼Otherwise If she continues to deteriorate I don’t know how I will cope without help..
I'd appreciate responses and any advice in this situation x