Do accept that no one else is going to do the caring for you. Don't let it consume your life. I've just spent a whole week with my Mum and her friend, another 80 year old, who came to stay with her, entertaining them and taxiing them around the area. We have very poor public transport. Every time I ...
I've discovered that I don't need to respond to Mum's frequent phone calls one by one, or immediately. Of course I'm right there if something is urgent, but most of the time she's just checking in with me, or needs reassurance that she hasn't forgotten to do something. Sometimes, she can't recall wh...