My mom has just recently bumped up into full-time caretaker of my dad; he has Parkinsonism, a broken shoulder and some mild dementia that keeps him up at night. She has her own set of health problems, mainly anxiety and A-fib. My brother moved in to help out with the care of my dad and keep an eye on my mom. He is a very anxious person as well. I have my own family; with teenagers! (and they aren't easy) and feel torn. I live about 20 minutes away and can take my parents to Dr. appointments and help with some of my dad's PT, but I get a call almost every day from my brother stressed to the max that he and mom got no sleep because of Dad's night awakenings and anxiety/incontenance. I feel like they need to vent to me about how hard it is, and I am empathetic, but I also want to "fix" it. My suggestions and research go unheard, or untried. Feeling lost in my place in this, and it's causing me lots of stress to be the sounding board. They are overwhelmed and lost in this situation, and I'm getting to that point too! This question could fall under so many categories, but I'll choose mental health, because of the stressful time we are having.