I have Taken Carers Leave and now am Anxious all the Time

by Mary
(Scotland)

I am terrified I won't be able to cope without a decent income. I have taken carers leave but when that runs out I will have to give up my job completely. The anxiety is truly awful. I am also going for regular scans ss I had cancer 4 years ago and I worry the stress will cause a recurrence.


My husband is living a 5 hour journey away and I feel so alone. My mom spends most of the day in bed and cries a lot of the time. She is in the early stages of dementia and is getting steadily worse. To make things worse she has osteoarthritis and can just about get around the house.

Thanks for the opportunity to get this all out.

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Medicaid and Care ???
by: Anonymous

I have cared for my mom for the last 2 years and recently she got sick and went to hospital and from there to a nursing home. The goal is for her to come home. But she is eating much better and has full days of rehab and activities. It seems a much better place for her than sitting in her rural home with nobody but me around.

I visit each day take her for strolls around the area and make sure everyone calls and visits. I am thinking that it might be a better match for her. When she was home she was angry all the time and very unhappy.

Does your mom have medicaid and care. Work with a social worker and DCF. They can help. Yes I know you want her home but...

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