I have been caring for my mom alone for 7 years. She has early onset dementia but I am seeing a little slipping in her memory happening. I notice that I am getting irritated with EVERYTHING she does. The messes she leaves me in the kitchen, bathroom, etc. I try so hard to not snap at her, but I don't know why I'm so upset. The only time she really talks to me is to ask if I bought her Ginger ale, Pepsi, her cigarettes. That's it. We live together and I can't get her to shower. We have a walk in shower with a chair. She would rather wash up and "BATHE" in perfume, which irritates my sinsuses. Am I just picking? In my dreams, I am so very ANGRY. I know that I am burned out but I don't have anywhere to turn. She won't go to the local Senior center for social activities. She doesn't want to do anything but stay I. The house and watch TV. I am trying SSSOOO hard to keep her active and engaged, but she wants to fight me on everything. My sister is moving in with us in MAY, but she is bipolar and I am so dreading this move but my mom wants her here. I am lucky to be in a state that pays family to be a caregiver. So I AM being paid to care for her for 5 hours a day, 7 days a week. I am just so angry all the time and I need a break, but I don't know what to do. I do spend time with my new bf, but I don't think it's enough. Please be nice in your responses. I am really on the edge.