I'm a 25 Year Old Caregiver of My 81 Year Old Father
My wife and I have two children both under age two and are the primary care givers of my 81 year old father with dementia.
When my parents got married my father was 56, my mother 23 and through the power of modern science I and my two sisters were created. Fast forward 23 years and my father is diagnosed with dementia and my mother decides she's a lesbian, moves her girlfriend in with her and my father and then decides to leave for Canada.
My wife and I move in to take care of him and have tried our hardest for 2 years....now mind you that we are of lower income and his power of attorney was given to my sister who lives in a different state and the ultimatum has become either we live with him or he goes to a home, and there is no way in hell I'm gonna let that happen.
I'm only 25 and I'm not ready for this....he is mid way through the disease and I'm not ready for this, mind you that I'm sure nobody really is. I suffer from major depression and watching the fast downward spiral of my father is killing me. we were never really close when I was young... I think mainly due to the significant age difference, we have finally gotten close and now day by day I see him slipping away.
I feel nobody understands what I'm going through, if anybody can help with any advice please respond to this post