Stress & Depression

By WendyDarling41 Latest Reply 2009-09-18 09:54:53 -0500
Started 2009-09-15 15:52:47 -0500

My Nana is at the start of her decent with altzhimers an I am depressed an stressed, cause mom keeps asking me to watch her (put my life on hold) so she can go on with hers…I find myself eating after talking to mom an Nana. I can't cut off communacation what can I do…P.s. I am see a shrink.

6 replies

ashappyface 2009-09-18 00:51:13 -0500 Report

hi there, i have worked with the elderly and altzhiemers residents most of my life. i know that there are low cost day care centers that go according to your grandmother's
income. there are also people that come into your home. contact your local altzhiemer's chapter. they will have lists of support groups most of all you or your mother should not put your life on hold there is hope out there

WendyDarling41 2009-09-18 09:54:53 -0500 Report

Thanks very much for the information. I will look into it. She's not quite to that stage…She is a matickulious woman when it come to money an keeping track of it, but lately she's been repeating the same stories over an over again an not is bouncing checks…which def. not norm. She does take Aircept but we have to remind her no to take it. She get an upset stomach a lot from it what can i do to help ease that?

Turtle 2009-09-15 23:06:24 -0500 Report

Hi Wendy,
I agree with what people have said here. My only thought is, as I think of my elderly parents…remember, some day your Nana will be gone. Try to treasure the time you have with her if possible. See if you can make a scrap book with her full of pictures and other good memories that you will be able to keep for you after she is gone. I truely am sorry about your situation and I hope you can work with it some how.

WendyDarling41 2009-09-15 23:47:21 -0500 Report

Thanks for your sympathy…I have many happy memories of her with an without pictures here in my heart, but I feel bad I can't deal with her illness. She has been my mom figure for me. She is the only I can talk to civily.

thanks again,

Harlen 2009-09-15 18:31:12 -0500 Report

If you can not do it dont, tell your mom you just can not do it.That its just tomuch to ask,With what you deal with every day.You cant do any more,
That your health must come first.
But do it nice you dont wish to make her feal that you dont care
good luck and best wishes

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