This is an illness like no other. It tests the carers mental and physical strength, emotional endurance, and temperament to the nth degree. What it is doing to the person with dementia depends on the type of dementia and many different kinds and symptoms are discussed on TP. We look at others posts and think how much worse other people are finding their life and that helps to keep us going. In truth if you are the person doing the caring then your problem is your problem whatever anyone else is going through. @Amber17 you are a young mother which is to me the most important job you will ever do. Your own mother obviously did a good job when you care so much about her. All of this will push you to your limits so you have to plan now how to get all the help you can. This might mean personal care help in getting her washed, dressed and fed or day care centres which will keep her entertained. Make enquiries about how you can get this started. The earlier the better. Please make sure you have Power of Attorney in place for Finance and Health and Welfare either through a solicitor or by downloading the forms and doing it yourself which is much cheaper. Register immediately whichever you do. Ask on here if there is a specific problem you are dealing with or if you just need to vent your feelings. Best regards.