Tyler my Mother was diagnosed with Dementia in the early part of 2002 at the age 86, up until that time she had enjoyed good health and the only Medicine she took was an aspirin a day, Dementia as it was explained to me was a fast moving Alzheimer's, soon after she was no longer able to live alone and me being the only Daughter, I gave up my place and moved in with her, I was still able to work the first 6 to 8mo.with the help of my Children, but when she took a fall and broke Hip and Elbow, she came home bed-ridden in diapers and had to be fed and bathed in bed, not expecting my Boys and their Wives to give up their lives to help, I took a leave of absence at work and stayed home to take care of her,she passed away in her sleep Sept.21,2003 and I have no regrets, I know I made the right decision, about 6mo. before she died she told me our roles had reversed and I told her 'You took care of me when I needed it and I WANT to do this for You' My Mother never forgot who I was but towards the end she quit talking and all I wanted was to hear her say she Loved me one more time, so I Prayed and I Prayed that I would hear it again, and one morning about 2wks before she passed, I awoke to voices and it was my Mother and one of my Daughter-in-laws carrying on a conversation, Mama hadn't spoke a word in 3wks but she was sure talking now, I told her I loved her and she responded with I Love you too Baby, she must have spoke those same words 50 times that day, when she awoke the next morning she was not talking, and she never spoke again, but I knew my Prayers had been answered and all I could say was Thank You God,Thank You. Now my Prayers will be w/you Tyler and I know you can do it, you WILL get frustrated and when you do go outside and scream,cuss,stomp your feet or throw something but most of all Pray,Pray and then Pray so more, ask God to give you the strength and the patience to do your job, then go back inside. Being my Mothers caregiver was the hardest job I ever had and the most rewarding. God Bless and keep you, Praying for you and your Mother.