My Mom is 81 years old and two years ago was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers. From the day of her diagnosis she went downhill at a rapid pace. In doing some research and seeing all the symptoms my mom is displaying I truly feel she has Lewy Body Dementia and not alzheimers or parkinsons with dementia. She has a tremor which has gotten progressively worse. One day she can walk and the next day she can barely move at all; and spends entire weekends in bed. She is all hunched over and when she is standing her legs give out and I have to literally hold her up. She has a walker but its very difficult for her to even use it. She occasionally yells out in her sleep; she has a blank expression on her face; very rarely smiles anymore at all. She has withdrawn socially to the point where I cannot get her to go anywhere. She has extreme anxiety over everything and depression. She was also diagnosed with orthostatic hypertension so her blood pressure will drop upon standing and she gets dizzy. She has constipation and has become impacted and I have had to get an enema to use to help her with that problem. She can have occasional incontinent bouts but its only now and then. I work full time and have an aide who comes to spend 5 hours a day with her but it is very expensive and my mom's money is really running out. I cannot afford to pay for an aide after my mom's money is gone as I am paying all the household bills and am barely getting by. I have a brother who lives out of state and only visits once a year; my sister lives five minutes and she comes once a week, twice if I am lucky to spend a half hour with my mom and she writes her bills with her but I have no one willing to stay with my mom on weekends or overnight so I can get out or go away at all. Its been three years since I have gone on a vacation. I lost friendships because I am not able to go out with my friends. I don't mind helping my mom of course but I just want to get a little relief from time to time. Since I know I will never get my family to help, does Medicare ever offer weekend help overnight or is that something that I would have to pay out of pocket for or if I were to see if I could convince my mom to go to a nursing home just for a weekend so I could get away would medicare cover that? I feel like I am going to have a nervous breakdown soon if I can't get a break from caregiving and I have no one I can ask to help me out.