My 78 year old single mother has been recently diagnosed with early dementia, depression and emphysema. She also suffers from anxiety attacks. She takes medication for all these but they only help a little. I am her only child and moved in with her 6 years ago after living abroad for most of my adult life. She is now very lonely during the day but too apathetic to do much about it. She is becoming increasingly possessive over me and looking to me for company which is becoming stifling as well as impractical as I work fulltime and in a relationship. She is not averse to going to a care home and we’re organizing a trial period to see how she gets on. The doctor has advised me on not telling her she has early dementia because this would burden her even further, however, without her knowing her condition she can't appreciate what the limitations will be for her. Will it help her to know what’s coming? Also, I'm increasingly feeling guilty of the resentfulness I feel that as an only child I'm suddenly in this situation. Are there any single children out there feeling the same?