Some of you on here know my situation with my Mother, but for those who don't.
My mother has lived with me for 4 years now, she is 76 and has dementia, at first she was fairly self sufficient, but as she gets worse it puts more and more of a burden on my wife and I. She is now at the point where she can't be left alone at home at all, without fear of her hurting herself or burning the house down. I bought my first gun safe after waking up and walking into the living room in the middle of the night to find her pointing my luckily unloaded .357 magnum at me and pulling the trigger because she didn't know who I was.
I have a brother and sister who never come and see her or offer any type of help,When I use to ask they would say they didn't want to ruin their memories of her.
With that said I want to ask if anyone on here knows of a website or program that I could contact in East TN (Newport area) that helps caregivers by sitting with the dementia patient for a couple of hours, so my wife and I could just get a small break once a week or something? I have googled it and looked on the internet but all that did was confuse the crap out of me, I have asked her Dr and she set up a home nurse to come out but they just work on memory stuff and I have to stay with her the whole time.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated