I am the primary caregiver for my father who is 89with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. I have three siblings. One lives out of state and handles dad's financials which is wonderful but he rarely calls dad. Another brother lives about 20 minutes away and never comes to visit or calls.
The youngest is my sister who works full time at the hospital has two grandchildren and comes by once a week to help from grass and sits with dad to talk to him for a few minutes and is out the door.
She also makes sure she goes on vacation to different places at least twice a year and never invites me.
I have not had a get away vacation since 2013 and am mentally worn out caring for dad. My siblings just don't get it as far as what it takes to care for him.
As my father's disease progresses the harder it gets to do this every day.what can I do?