I have no relatives or friends who can or will give significant time to share in the care giving. I have done it all for the past three years.
I put her in the Alzheimer's unit after her last hospitalization from a avarices breaking and bleeding in the night and her almost bleeding to death before I could get her to a hospital. Because of her Alzheimer's, she did not know how to let me know she was bleeding. My lack of time to work was being affected and my stress level was exceedingly high.
My problem now is that she is physically better by being in the care unit, but I cannot visit with her. She won't talk about anything but getting out and all the things she has to do, which are memories of long ago. After I leave, she will refuse to take medicine, refuse to go to bed, will sit by the doors waiting for me to come and get her. I'm beside myself.