My father died this year after a short battle with cancer. My Mom has had Parkinson's disease for over 20 years and is wheelchair bound. She has to have 24/7 care because she cannot do anything for herself. I have basically moved in with her and while we have caregivers so I can continue to work, her memory is failing and I find myself at my wit's end. My family has noticed that I am stressed and they say it shows in my face and attitude. The caregivers we have are great, but when something happens and they cannot come (illness, etc) it throws us all off. Mom is showing signs of dementia in that she cannot remember the simplest things at times and is also showing signs of Sundowner's. I promised her years ago I would not put her in a nursing home, and while I want to keep her at home as long as I can, it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay with her. We live in a small town and it is hard to find good help that you can count on. I feel guilty for even considering a nursing home for her.