Today is just one of those days when I just want to run away and forgot that even the word dementia exists, let alone it's realities. Mum will not countenance having carers coming in or any kind of sitting service. She has never liked friends coming into the house so I can't pretend carers are friends as suggested on other threads, it wouldn't make her any more accepting. I have tried a few times to bring up the idea of a day centre, dressing it up as a luncheon or pensioners club, but no, she doesn't want to do that. I have a sibling, but with teenagers to care for they cannot help out so its just me and that's not enough. At the moment I just feel I need some regular time out from caring, but I'm right out of ideas on achieving it. I'd really appreciate anyone's thoughts on getting mum to accept people (a sitter in particular) coming into the house and has anyone persuaded the person they are caring for to go to a day centre when they were totally resistant. If so please tell me what you said to achieve it as I seem to be at stalemate. Thank you in advance for any ideas you may have.