My mom is the primary caregiver for my father, who is in the middle stages of the disease. She has some paid help, but has a bad habit of firing the caregivers or reducing their schedules soon after they have been hired because she thinks she can handle my dad's care herself. Then she gets overwhelmed, hires someone new, and repeats the cycle. I've backed off in arranging agreed-upon care , cause she ends up cancelling out the work done. I help with some caregiving, but work full time and am a single parent. I just left my parent's home after Christmas dinner. Between my Dad's constant questions and my mother's morose outlook on life, it was difficult at best. I felt guilty for leaving after only a few hours, but I needed a mental health break myself! I'm worried that my mother is reaching caregiver burnout, and that my father is not being safely supervised due to my mother's failing hearing. Anyone have any ideas?