Hi, Wanted to introduce myself. My mom was diagnosed with dementia several months ago. She also has diabetes and a heart condition. My older brother lives near her and in fact moved her to be near him. He is now getting resentful over the fact he is doing it all. I live in Florida, he and she are in Pennsylvania, obviously quite a distance away. I obviously cannot just walk down the street or drive down the street when my mom needs help or needs to go to the doctor. I live day to day with my husband who is bipolar and have extensive amounts of stress due to his illness and my own depression. My brother constantly keeps me out of the loop on what is going on but on the other hand makes me feel horrible that I left mom when she needed me the most when I moved 5 years ago from NJ to Florida. I am constantly feeling stressed over the fact I do not know what is really going on with mom as when I talk with her she really does not seem horribly bad except for she forgets what she is saying and sounds "loopy". I worry that there is something more wrong then what I know but cannot get a straight answer from either brother. Does anyone know if I can call the doctor to get information (my brother has the authority to talk to them not me)? Thanks and sorry for the long message
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