I'm a single woman and an only child and I work full time. I've been caring for my Mother who has dementia for the past four years. She has now reached the stage where she needs somebody to be with her all the time. I've been using a mix of public health and private carers during the day and I take over at night and weekends. But lately I've been getting an increasing number of phone calls during the day from the carers for one reason or another. The latest was because my Mum wouldn't let one of them in. She really wants me there all the time. So I'm just getting to feeling that it would be less hassle and less stress on me if I just gave up work. Because its getting really hard to keep up with both work and home demands. I can afford to do it for a while and I know it won't be forever. But I wondered if anybody here had done the same and has any advice one way or the other before I make the decision. Nobody I know in "real life" has been through this so while their advice is well intentioned its not based on experience.