My mother was diagnosed 2 years ago with Early on-set Alzheimers. SInce then things are going as to be expected with a gradual decline with marked points of decline. The problem is - my father is the primary care giver and I come on the weekends. He is not doing well himself from a health standpoint and fell on the back porch. I of course cam running (from 50 miles away). I impressed on him the idea of things that could have happened if I was unable to make it - or even before I got there (bless mom - she would not be able to get help). He has agreed to meet a lady who could come in once a week to help with cooking, laundry, mom etc. The problem is I have no way to force the issue and am scared to leave. When mom was diagnosed, they went together and gave my sister POA for mom (who lives 4 states away) and my brother has it for my dad. It is a smack in the face when these people are not here and I can do nothing. Guess I really just needed to vent...
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