I have cared for my mother for four years now. She just turned 70. I'm so conflicted with what to do. I'm also the mother of a teenager a single parent. I struggle with my feelings of how to take care of her the best way I can and still take care of myself and my son. My mom has frontal lobe dementia which effects her behaviors more than anything else. It's gotten to the point now where she is starting to forget more things. She will start going to daycare fulltime again after the holidays. I had to quit my job to stay at home and take care of her. I was working a fulltime job ,taking care of my mother ,my son, and everything. My siblings help out when they can and that I'm thankful for. My mother paces constantly. I bought her a weighted blanket that works sometimes. She repeats herself constantly and is in my business non stop, I can't think, I can't concentrate because she is always either making noises or constantly into something. The talking is the thing that drives me insane. I can take care of all of the other things. I'm 43 and I feel like I'm trapped. I feel guilt of thoughts that I have of placing her in a home but I want to have a life. I've been divorced now for 4 years and have been taking care of my mother for 4 years. I never got a break to deal with my own situation before I had to start caring for her. Most days I just want someone to lock me up somewhere just so I can have some peace and quiet and that doesn't seem to come.