All Alone and No One to Help me with 88 Year Old Mother with Dementia
(Birmingham, AL )
I'm a 63 year old female, widowed seven years ago and had to move back in with my widowed mother for financial reasons.
Up until two years ago she seemed fine and then it seemed everything happened at once. Her hearing loss, multiple falls, and early onset dementia which caused her to become verbally abusive.
I have become a prisoner in my own home, only leaving to do grocery shopping or to pick up her prescriptions. She only leaves the house for doctor's appointments because she is out of control when she doesn't get her way in public.
I have had several caregivers, but she yells and throws things at them and of course, they refuse to come back. I feel lost, very angry, resentful and have had thoughts of suicide or wanting to kill her in her sleep.
I pray every night that God takes her peacefully. If this goes on much longer, I'm afraid that I will harm her or myself just to have some relief from this horrible situation.