I am a Prisoner to Keep My Mother Happy

My mom has Alzheimer's so I brought her to live with me, until I lost my job, then I moved into her little place.


It is nice for her to be in her own home. I attend to her needs 24/7 and try to get out for an hour or so every day.

I am digging myself into a financial hole and my boyfriend is running out of patience after years of dealing with my mother. But when I visit the memory care facilities I just can't imagine putting her in there.

They smell like stinky hospital wards with sick people everywhere.

How depressing.

If only she would be kind to in-home personal care assistants, I could try scheduling several to possibly be able to keep her at home, but she rants and raves that she doesn't need a babysitter. She wants them to leave. So I am stuck with my life going down the drain.

If I could find a wholesome memory care facility that had fresh air and privacy I might feel Okay having her go there. meanwhile I am living an elderly life at 55, and will be broke when she dies most likely.

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