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samwamm
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Joined: Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:14 pm

Carer loop

Postby samwamm » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:14 pm

the members of my household are all carers of each other for different reasons.

this creates a problem.

officially i'm under the care of my mother who's now going senile and i'm looking after her.

she needs treatment but she's stubborn and doesn't want to get seen by doctors.

if i push her she'll put ME into care.

despite the fact i'm a fully capable adult now the paperwork says i need to be confined.

what the hell do i do?

katyia
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Joined: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:10 pm

Re: Carer loop

Postby katyia » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:18 am

wow thats a tough one ! I know what you mean, I'm in recovery from paranoid schizophrenia ( apparently )and have been assigned care of my heroin addict brother ! a mad hatters tea party 
I dont know what part of the world you are in but do you have any contact at all with the outside world ? any other carers , support workers who could see you where your mother cannot listen ? 
love n hugs Katyia 

prycejosh1987
Posts: 246
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:30 pm

Re: Carer loop

Postby prycejosh1987 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:18 pm

samwamm wrote:the members of my household are all carers of each other for different reasons.

this creates a problem.

officially i'm under the care of my mother who's now going senile and i'm looking after her.

she needs treatment but she's stubborn and doesn't want to get seen by doctors.

if i push her she'll put ME into care.

despite the fact i'm a fully capable adult now the paperwork says i need to be confined.

what the hell do i do?

All you can do is support her and keep supporting where you can. Pray on it, and good luck on the search for answers.


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