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I'm looking for information from the senior / elder's point of view. My mother's mind is spot on however her body is slowly failing. She has always been a strong woman, raised 7 children while working full-time as an RN long before it was fashionable. She struggles daily with having to depend on others to do what she has always been the one to do - be the caregiver. She feels like she's a burden, is depressed and worries all the time.

I was hoping there might be some information I could pass along to her.....

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I have wondered that myself, what it's like to be that age and feel confusion or weakness, etc. Sometimes I think that my mom might be confused and therefore scared, and maybe that's some of the problem, but then other times when she starts up with accusations and hostile behaviors, I'm at a loss what to do.
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I think most of us feel that way at times. It's the ones who have that overly-entitled attitude who don't feel that way.
Maybe you could talk with her about what it was like for her, relating to the patients she cared for? If she loved what she did as a nurse, then I doubt she felt that care-giving was burdensome.
Do you, and her other children provide the care? If so, she might be more comfortable if professionals (like her) took over. She might not want her relationship with her kids to involve that kind of stuff.
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Sassy, I searched this website and found this written from an elder's point of view, from someone who is 77 years old.

https://www.agingcare.com/discussions/i-am-77-myself-and-see-it-from-the-patients-eyes-174574.htm
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moving this to the top.
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