I know how you feel Cat, but on the upside this site is full if people who do care, it's also a great place to rant and pour your heart out...chin up, sending hugs x
It is horrible when you realise others just don't get it. And they won't until,they have to go on this journey as well. Put your mum in a home, get carers, do this, do that, remember that she doesn't mean it, it's not her.
Hi!..its so frustrating when everything around you moves on regardless...it soon changes when they become a carer or have a personal experience with dementia.
Hello Zuzu, I do the very same also got a thread up called positives if you fancy a browse ?! We have some banter and chats on this thread just whatever comes to mind . It's hard enough dealing with dementia and so glad we have got TP to get support from likeminded ppl who understand xxI care for my mother & it's been a bad day with her (she is at the cranky & abusive stage) and with feeling like I spend all my time trying to sort things out for her and my stuff gets neglected.
Anyway, I had an idea & in the back of my diary I've just written a list of 'Things that make me happy' (whatever your interests are), 'things that make life feel better' (more intangible things, like feeling satisfied when a job's done, 'Small things to pick me up' (like reading a mag, or a cappuccino) and finally, 'Things to remember' (like the fact you only have one life & can't keep putting it on hold for others). Even writing the lists made me feel more positive & I intend to go back to them when I feel a bit flat or that I'm getting lost in running round In a situation I have no control over.
I hope these might help other people too, because it's easy to forget yourself in all the running around.
That said, it's been nice coming on here tonight & seeing that I'm not the only one out there í*½í¸.