I am at my breaking point, I have episodes of crying and depression which isn't good for my son, his fiancee and their baby. I am short with my mother and it bounces off to them. They hear it and it makes them upset too. I am only one person but my mother is controlling and manipulative wanting things immediately. I try to tell her I am only one person am doing the work of 3 people. She acts like I am doing nothing and that there is really not that much to do. She forgets there is cooking, cleaning, laundry, groceries to bring in, and doctors to call and schedule appointments, etc, etc. I wish I could work a half day and not be around her moaning and whining all day long about being in pain. She has Dementia which is worsening and refuses to leave her home and move to an ALF or NH. I always had hoped to be able to take care of her in her own house in her old age, however, it is taking a terrible toll on me as well. I have my own health issues, including chronic bursitis and arthritis in lower back and joints. I am 63 and she thinks I am too young to be suffering with any physical symptoms and that I am making it up to get out of taking care of her. I sometimes just want to run away and let my son and daughter in law take care of her. I know that sounds selfish on my part, but young people seem to be able to speak their mind and be firm with her where I am not. My mother sacrificed a lot for me and my brother when we were growing up but I don't know why she thinks I am the chosen one to meet her needs and care for her in her old age. We can't afford someone to come in for a few hours daily.....and she refuses to go to an adult daycare center for socialization with folks her own age. Lately I had to go off of my one my antidepressants because of the out of pocket expense was way too much for me to afford. This seems to be causing my mood swings to become worse. I am fleeing for my sanity this weekend with a small break and am hoping when I return things will have improved, God bless you for any advice you can offer.