Dear Carol: I’ve been taking care of my mother for seven years. For five years, she lived in an apartment and I visited twice a day to provide help. The last two years she’s lived with me. Mom has dementia that is quickly progressing. She now needs constant supervision so I took a leave from work but I’ll lose my job if I don’t return next month. There is a good nursing home near my house and I’d like to get Mom settled there. Even without work issues I can’t take much more of this kind of life. My brother says it’s my duty to continue caring for Mom.
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