I am currently living with my brother and sister-in-law taking care of my Mom with AD. This has been a temporary living arrangement as my Mom and I are scheduled to move into our own place in a few weeks. During the 10 months since we have been living here, my family has provided no support, no companionship, nothing except providing a roof over our head (and taking my Mom's money at that!). I am so disgusted with their behavior. They basically treat my Mom as though she didn't exist because she is unable to communicate. They don't even pretend (saying "good morning" for example even though she cant reply). Someone blogged previously that they wished their loved one had cancer not AD because people with cancer get attention. I have found that elderly suffering with AD are sometimes treated like lepers because they cant communicate normally. My family gives more attention to the family pets for crying out loud. Does anyone have this issue with family members?
After 10 months, I am majorly venting. Family has been useless to me with help with Mom. She may have AD but she is a human.