my mom has been my grandma’s only caretaker for the last 10 yrs and has no help at all from her brothers. she’s at the point of breaking from caretaker burnout. my grandma was emotionally abusive toward my mom when growing up & the dementia has made her abusive behaviour worse. is there anything i could suggest to my mom to help her take care of herself?

This is a long and detailed question, so I usually refer people to my call service: for better answers with me via telephone. The short answer is this: she can’t be the main go-to caregiver. She needs to hire someone else to come in and take care of them, or consider moving them to a care community. There’s also adult day care. The point is, she’s taking it all on by herself and needs someone to start shouldering that burden, someone who isn’t related to the family.

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