Mother In Law moved in at 96 years Old

My Mother In Law had to move in with us. She is 96, Blind, Spanish Speaking, (I am not), and has some dementia and memory problems.

I feel guilty for having resentment with this situation. She wants to be independent, but can not live on her own now.

My life is put on hold. I cannot just go places, or plan anything. I worry about her all the time. What happens if she get’s sick, becomes continent, or falls?

I do not want her to go to nursing care with all of her communication abilities compromised.

Comments for Mother In Law moved in at 96 years Old

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Dealing with dementia
by: Anonymous

Feeling resentment is normal. So take a deep breath and relax. I sometimes resent the fact that my husband and I have massive stress in our life due to his father's dementia when he never had to go through any of this.

His own father died from a heart attack whereas medical progress has enabled OUR father to pursue immortality with the added gift of dementia.

So no, you are not alone on the resentment front. I'm afraid with dementia it is all downhill from here. Incontinence, falls, sun downing, suspicion, I could go on. None of it is pretty. Have you thought that a nursing home is possibly the best place for her as staff are trained in dealing with dementia.

It all depends how much of your life you are prepared to sacrifice and your relationship to her.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Elder Care Anger and Resentment.

Home | Site Map | About | Contact | Privacy Policy | Disclosure

© Copyright evSky Incorporated 2008-2019 | All Rights Reserved

Eldercare for

Aging Parents

Are you having a difficult time with being the "Caregiver" for Mom and Dad?

Click Here to Read What Others are Saying and Leave a Comment About Your Own Experiences....

Or Start your Own Discussion Page!

Recent Articles

  1. Need help with negative complaining mother

    Dec 28, 20 12:23 PM

    My mother is 93, in good health, no major heath issues, totally ambulatory. When my father died 6 years ago we found her a beautiful independent senior

    Read More

  2. Ugh!!

    Dec 28, 20 12:21 PM

    So I lost my mom 18 months ago. After her passing I would come to my parents house to clean and cook a couple of times a week for my dad. He still gets

    Read More

  3. 16yrs of Elderly care with NO HELP

    Dec 28, 20 12:18 PM

    I came back home in 2004 to help my dad as he had cancer, he eventually passed away few years later. Well here I am am in 2020 still at home taking care

    Read More