My father is driving me crazy. Who can I talk to?

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Hi Bill. I wonder if you're referring the difficult task of trying to keep up with their basic needs while maintaining your own life and household or are you dealing with something more demanding like dementia.
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It sounds like you're probably going through a little bit of burn out, and the very people I would talk to besides a counselor would be a nursing home. I hate to see anyone have to lose their freedom and independence, but sometimes nursing homes are absolutely necessary in some cases
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This is a great place to get new ways of dealing with your loved one as well as venting !! Also if you need more help check out your local area for "Caregiver help"
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Bill, go to an assisted living place in your area and see if they can direct you to a place that offers in home nursing care. It will cost a pretty penny, but it is worth it. We had it while my Dad lived at home with me and my brother and my mother and it worked out great. Not only will they care for your loved but will help with some of the household chores like cleaning and laundry and light cooking.
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Hi Bill,
You have caring knowledgeable people here that will help with your concerns. Give us more information we want to help!
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I think its important to have a support group for caregivers as well. There should be support groups in your local community that you can find by zip code. You can find it at hospitals, nursing facilities, mental health centers, community colleges and so on. Sometimes, seeking private therapy can help too.
Have you tried reaching out to any friends to see if they may be going through the same thing and perhaps start a support group together?
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Bill, you can always find a local support group through the Alzheimer's Association, if your dad has dementia. They have groups for adult children, and sometimes can bring the person with dementia along with them as respite is provided. Hang in there.
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Hi Bill...I'm caring for my mom at home and she's driving me crazy, too. It helps to read the questions and answers on here, and I've looked up local CAPS (children of aging parents) support groups (although I haven't gone yet). Is there one particular thing that's causing you the most grief?
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Bill, welcome to the forums, you can talk to us. Give us more background as to what is going on in your world and how is it that your father is driving you crazy.

We all pretty much have had issues with our aging parents when it comes to common sense things.
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