Hello, thanks in advance for any advice. My father-in-law was diagnosed with dementia about 10 yrs ago. My husband has been incredibly supportive to his mother (who is a naturally stressed out woman) and is a caring, gentle son to his father. My MIL is at her wits end, but refuses to consider a nursing home and can't afford a full-time visiting nurse (she has a M-F nurse for five hours each day), so she's resorted to going to the ER when my FIL refuses to listen to her, which involves waiting in the hospital all day just so my FIL can spend the night. This also involves my husband leaving work to be there for her emotionally. The gist of our concern is that my husband is spending more time managing his mother's outbursts than spending time caring for his father. FIL dementia is bad, but he has surprisingly good days where he's chatty and in good spirits. But MIL is naturally tightly wound and this experience has her on edge non-stop, despite having a support system. She's pushed a lot of people away and claims no one calls or care, but when you check in with other family members they have, she just won't return their calls, including FIL's sisters. Has anyone else experienced this?