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... You need help, you cannot do it all, or you will lose your health like I did. The stress of taking care of parents is hard on us, no matter how much we love them and want to do for them. Think back when you were little and your parents cared for you, it was hard, tiring, etc. ... (17 replies)
... welfare. Dad went blind when I was 12 and sank into a deep depression which changed him from a warm sensitive person into a selfish, self centered monster. ... (14 replies)
... I totally understand as my husband and I were taking care of both of his parents until they passed a week apart from each other. ... (17 replies)

... stressed me out to the point I don't know who I am anymore, yet they seem oblivious, and keep demanding more. I don't get it. My husband and I moved in with my parents so they could stay in their house, and they act like they are doing us a favor. huh? ... (17 replies)
... You are not alone: I hear you about the parents. My mom (now deceased) was the queen of demanding. My dad has Alzheimers and now lives in a nursing home. We had an aide for them too for a couple years. During the "boring" times when the aide is done with the chores, have her take them for a walk (short, if needed) engage them in something interesting (ours did... (17 replies)
... I know what your husband felt like. It's hard to yell at your sick parents because it makes you feel so mean and guilty. I'm glad his mother was able to see he was right. ... (17 replies)
... I know when my Grandmother was sick, she pushed herself like crazy to get better. But, no, my parents actually do less, and try to get everyone to do more. ... (17 replies)
... Hi ICC and nowhere! I read the posts about Assisted Living. Unfortunately, my parents can't afford the kind of assistance they need. My dad would have to be in a nursing home type facility, or assisted living that provides that. ... (17 replies)
... I am so happy things are working out for you. It is so hard to yell at your parents but sometimes they need to be woken up. I'm glad your dad likes the aide. that's more than half the battle. ... (17 replies)
... Please do keep me updated. i am glad there is a potential aide to help out. You're right about the independence. at some point they feel bad for them selves. i can't knock this because i don't know what i'll be like when the time comes. my poor husband one day had to care for both parents, it was his turn, and when he walked in thier house was so disgusted at the depression.... (17 replies)
... Your parents have gone from being independant people, raising yourself, bringing in the money, healthy, and no doubt active people....... ... (17 replies)

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