I had a major panic attack from the stress of my parents. My children wanted me to go to the hospital but I refused. I knew what I needed to do. Meditation and lots of praying.! It worked until again my dad calls and said he fell again and is mad at my mom again. She has dementia stage 5 and he has a major lack of oxygen, heart and lung problems. Loss of memory is bad for both my parents. I try sooo hard to be their for them. But they refuse moving into assisted living. They are snow birds to Arizona 6 months out of the year. I know they should not go this year. I will be 1,000 miles away and will not be able to run over each time my dad gets mad at my mom's dementia. He has NO paitence whats so ever. She has waited on him her entire 58 years of marriage and he refuses to believe she can not do it any longer. My poor mom tries sooo hard to remember to cook and go get him things. She gets so nervous about him yelling at her that she shakes. I know it is making her dementia even worse. I know now that it will take one of them going to hospital before a decision is made to get help. Feeling helpless with stuborn parents adds to my frustration over watching my parents in this situation.
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