Hey iv popped over here from the depression forum, thought i would post here too. Well im 24 from UK and i have my nan living with me, she was diagnosed with Alzheimers about 5 years ago now. it hasnt been really bad, docs say because shes so active its held off, but the past couple of months have been really hard, im findin it hard to keep my temper, she is hard work! I work full time and i share the care with a cousin of mine - who gets paid for it! but as my cousin has children and i dont, she seems to leave all the work for me, she doesnt show her face from one day to the next unless she wants something! its getting me down, its all on my shoudlers. And at the moment my nan has such strong obsessions! the plugs have to all be turned off, wether we r in the room or not, im sick of findin the fridge turned off! all the lights in the house have to be off unless we r in the room, the house is in darkness!! all windows have to b locked even when we r in the house! she checks how hot the radiators are every two minutes,.. and much much more !! And my cousin doesnt work at all and her youngest just went to preschool so she has free days now.. but its me my nan rings beggin me to come home because she cant turn tv on or this n that!
She isnt fully dependant on me yet, she can go out on her own, shoppin and she goes bingo or visits the neighbours, but iv noticed that its gettin less and less.
sorry! i needed to vent it all out somehow! dont get me wrong, i love my nan to bits and i dont mind caring for her really, its just so hard at the moment, and i have my own problems too at the moment!
xXx Lil_Angel xXx