Re: Don't know how to help Mom who is caregiver to my grandparents
I am guessing that what your mother needs most is someone reliable to stay with her parents so she can get out to a) do necessary errands and b) keep her sanity. See if you can talk some sense (or instill some guilt) into any family members in that same area. Next line of defense, sometimes certain conditions have organizations that will send respite caregivers; check online. Next, if your Mom has a church, members would surely wish to help. Mom needs to get out to pick up groceries and prescriptions, go to her own medical appointments, EXERCISE (very important), and do something she enjoys. And event though you are far away, call and email her to let her know that you appreciate what she's doing. We caregivers are a community---it's just that we never see each other! It's mostly a solo job, like flying a small plane. And it does get to your head. Right now I am on this board at 4 AM instead of sleeping because I am anxious about my husband (I take care of him).