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Just joined this site; thought being a part of this community would be helpful to me. Most days I feel scared and alone as I care for my mother with dementia. The stress feels overwhelming. I made a promise to her that I would keep her at home with her pets, and I don't ever want to go back on that promise. It's strange, some days she seems more alert, but then the next day she doesn't know whether it's day or night. This disease makes me feel angry. My biggest fear is that she will reach a point where she doesn't know who I am. That scares me more than anything.

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Feb 12

@Avukmer So happy to "hear" you have a way to relax and de-stress. Remember this will help you be a better caregiver, a better person.....so be joyful when you are able to walk with your dogs! God bless you lots! I prayed for you.

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Feb 14

@Avukmer I know at first it felt selfish to take the time away, but once you really understand that being better to yourself will make you better for your loved one it relieves that feeling. Enjoy your dogs and your beach walks. I'm pretty jealous LOL!

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Feb 15

@kvolm2016 You have discovered a truth.....time away, "me time," is as important as breathing. Peace always

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