I hate to say this but my mother's mental health has gotten worse over the last few months and it has gotten to the point where I am becoming very frustrated. I snapped at her the other day and now I feel awful. She doesn't really even remember what happened but she was in tears over the ordeal. I feel a constant pressure to remember things for her while trying to remember my own things and my own children's things. I feel as if I have another child on my plate. I don't want to get like this. Is there a way to handle the frustration without taking it out on her? I know this is not her fault.
Hi Russell, Thank you for being available for questions. I am caring for my wife who was diagnosed with Alz a few year ago. I know many people in my support group go through times of stress. As the disease progresses I am doing more and more. I've heard about caregiver burnout and researched it some. But do you have any tips on how to handle caregiver stress?