I am new to the site and very interested in any advice or tips you
can give me! I am the sole caregiver to my 83-year-old mother. She has
Alzeheimer's diagnosed a year ago and it is mild at the moment. We go
through a lot of miscomprehension on her part, so I find myself raising
my voice (I guess thinking I need to speak louder) which she considers
yelling! We have been through this many times, but still it continues!
I know that I need a break because I haven't had any time away for
over two years. In August, I was planning five days away when my Mom
came down with shingles. I had to shorten my time to just a weekend. It
was like pulling teeth from an alligator to get my sister to stay with
Mom! I did some research and a non-medical aide, not including
overnights, was too expensive! I am hopeful that you might also have
suggestions on low- or no-cost quality respite care. Thanks!
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