Torimintz wrote:My story:
katydid 3/4 wrote:Torimintz-
I feel your pain and am sorry for you. My own mom at 88 seems healthy and in fact has shown improvement in ways due to my dogged support with the part of the B. Protocol and other interventions I continue to provide ( at no small cost to my own health and relationships).
Still, I know the feeling when your mom loses her capacity for empathy. It feels brutal as a daughter who depended on her for emotional support all my life.
I know it is so hard but I suggest you keep trying to be her daughter and not fall into the role of nurse. Sounds like your dad is so controlling that may be all you can do. The good part of that is that you can take her on outings and spend time talking over the old times she can remember and sometimes they will surprise you with a poignant memory or two that you had forgotten. Whereas when you are the nurse and caretaker 24/7 you can end up so frustrated by the minute to minute demands of keeping them warm and dry and fed that you can loose out non any available joy.
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