I'm 27 years old, and the youngest of my siblings (most of them live in the States, whilst I along with my parents and sisters live in the UK). My mum is a breast cancer survivor who just turned 62, my father suffers from Parkinson's and dementia. His symptoms are getting worse, he started hallucinating and his memory is fading fast. My mum spent many years battling cancer -and when I say many years i'm talking 15 years +- my father was very supportive at the time. I guess it's now her turn to give him care. However, her hands are very full, her face is always pale, she never has time for anything she can't even go our for short walks because she cant leave father at home alone. she's not a woman who ever complains,she never wants to burden any of us, and as cheesy as this may sound she really is the closest thing to an angel. Seeing her healthy years fade away miserably like that breaks my heart, I can't afford to get them a full time or even a part time carer to support. And as horrible as this may sound, I once googled the life expectancy of demntia sufferers. I do love my dad, but he's not the same person he was. I feel as though he's being tortured and is tourturing her with him. I can never take mum on holiday or even out for coffee! She is missing out on life and I am missing out on having my old best friend relationship with her. None of my friends understand, as their dads are all much younger than mine. Does anyone have any advice? I just can't bear the thought of losing mum before giving her all that I can!