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I've been caring for my mother, who has dementia, for five years. Now I have breast cancer. How do I continue to care for my mom while focusing on my own health?

Question:  My mom came to live with me, my husband and two older children five years ago after she had a minor stroke. Her memory is affected and she has other health issues, including dementia. Lack of support from my siblings has always added stress to my life. Now I have stage four breast cancer…

I'm the primary care person for my mom. However I feel resentful for her taking so much of my time - is this normal?

Question:  My mom is in a memory care unit 30 minutes away. I make plans to see her two to three times a week. The facility is wonderful and takes good care of her. Many times, when I leave, I feel resentful for her taking so much of my time. I am the primary care…

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