My mom was recently diagnosed with beginning stages of Alzheimers back in November. The next month from the diagnoses she ended up in the hospital for heart failure and since then, she declined into full blown alzheimers. I have felt like I lost my mom on that day of Dec 16 when I took her the the ER and she was admitted to the hospital. She had been in the medical part of hospital for about 3 weeks then went to a rehab facility and has been since.
It is so sad because I have watched my very loving caring mom go into stages where she is angry. She is particularly angry with me especially. I am her only caregiver and have been her advocate since day one. I have visited her every day except once due to me being sick. My husband has helped me as much as he can but I am beginning to get very depressed and worry alot. She will be released from nursing facility in a few days because insurance is running out and I am so lost right now. It is so sad. There are days when my moms face is tear stained where I can tell she has been doing a lot of crying. She has cried when I am visiting because she knows something is happening to her. She was a very independent woman and cared for others so its hard. I work full time, have taken over her bills and finances and I am feeling like I am running out of energy to keep up. I also have health problems I have neglected. I could use any support I can get which is why I joined.