Help! Mum is stressing me out.

Discussion in 'Caring for a person with dementia and cancer' started by LouLou23, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Roseleigh

    Roseleigh Registered User

    Dec 26, 2016
    280
    This is going to happen more and more as people live longer isnt it?
     
  2. Duggies-girl

    Duggies-girl Registered User

    Sep 6, 2017
    1,663
    Blimey @Roseleigh it seems like years ago that I posted that but apparently it was only a couple of months ago. I am 63 now and one year fades into another.

    I really fear that I am going to become that woman, dad is 89 and a half and could probably last another 4 or 5 years if his cancer doesn't get him first and to be honest that seems less and less likely as the years go by. How awful am I to think that way but yes you are right, as people live longer this will happen more and more.

    It's depressing.
     
  3. molliep

    molliep Researcher

    Aug 16, 2018
    79
    Female
    Leeds
    You are not awful to think that way at all @Duggies-girl. I've heard many other people with loved ones facing both dementia and cancer say the exact same. x
     
  4. Susan11

    Susan11 Registered User

    Nov 18, 2018
    1,690
    This is me. I'm 70 and when I can persuade Mum to go out from her care home i wheel her around in a wheel chair . Mum is 95. I don't consider myself elderly but my Mum definite is !
     
  5. Philly81

    Philly81 Registered User

    Sep 4, 2017
    1
    I completely understand the overwhelming feeling of this is the rest of my life labelled 'a Carer'. I'm 38 and a full time carer of my grandmother who is 91. The only thing we can do as carers is take one day at a time x
     

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