Frustration and Exhaustion
My husband and I have recently taken over care of his 88 year old mother who has early stage dementia and is a fall risk. We both have health issues of our own and we are nearing exhaustion and it has been only 2 weeks since she moved in with us.
She as fallen already once and can not get up and move around without our help. The hourly trips to the bathroom are totally taking away any normalcy in our lives. I have been hinting to my husband that she needs to be somewhere where she can get the proper care she needs.
He feels guilty because she says that she never wants to go to a nursing home but if we do not do something we both are going to end up with our own issues. He is diabetic and his glucose levels have not been under 200 since she moved in and my blood pressure is already 140/95 even taking my medication. I really feel helpless!