2 Parents with Dementia
Having experienced this before, you would think I would be handling it better.. I am 20 years old and I lost my father to Parkinson's disease January 17th 2010 and my mother is currently battling Alzheimer's disease. I regret so much from how I handled my father's illness.. from my impatience to my misunderstanding. After my father died all I could think was I would give anything to see him again, even when he was in the nursing home & he hardly looked like himself & did not recognize me. I would still give anything just to give him a hug and have him sitting in front of me. Why then do I treat my mother so horribly? I am so angry and scared that whenever my mother's Alzheimer's effects anything at all, all I do is yell and fight with her. How do I deal with this better when all I can think of is that I am slowly losing another parent all over again??