My mom is 89 with dementia. I recently started caring for her in my home. I'm with her 24/7. She's getting so dependent on me that it's driving me nuts. She acts like she doesn't know how to do things -- expecting me to do it for her. If I tell her she can do it she gives me that sad puppy dog look. She doesn't want to participate in anything and makes me feel like I'm suppose to entertain her. She can't stand it if I'm in a different room in the house. She thinks I'm suppose to be in the same room with her at all the times.
If I need to go somewhere and someone is here to look after her she starts acting all scared. I tell her she'll be just fine and she says shes not. She tries to keep me her security blanket. Help!