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Hi, I found this site whilst searching for practical help with caring for my mom. I don't live with mom, I live with my teenage son, and go to work part time. However despite mom having a carer visit 4 times daily for the basics, I still need to be there for her every day (and want to). I will be using the Carers UK site for practial help and emotional support from people who know how I often feel (and have much harder lives caring for a loved one full time!). Look forward to meeting you all online.
Hi Pauline and welcome aboard!

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Hi Pauline. Welcome on board. I'm quite new myself and I look after my mam who is 82 tomorrow. I don't live with my mam either but I don't have any children. I see to her in the mornings and at night and I leave her something for lunch as she can't get into the kitchen. Last week she got an electric wheelchair to use around the house so I have to spend a bit more time with her getting used to using it. I don't mind looking after my mam but I do have a problem with my brother and sister-in-law who seem to think that I don't work very hard. I have found others on here that say they have trouble with relatives. Like you I'm hoping to find practical help and emotional support as I can't talk to my family as they alwasy seem to be detached when I try to explain things to them. So, don't worry, you are not alone in the feeling you get. I'm probably going through the same thing.
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone, it is much appreciated.
Yes, Linda Iknow what you mean, believe it or not I have 3 sisters, but most of the carers think I am an only child, because they never see the other 3 Image
Everything is left to me, despite me asking for their help continously, so I think I am just going to have to get used to the fact that they are just too selfish to give any of their time for mom.
I think this site is going to be a huge help to me. I feel for you too Linda. X
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Welcome aboard Pauline, love your avatar Image
Hi and a warm welcome to the forum.

Karen