Hi all, this is my first post so please excuse any naivety about the forum!
My my Father has had PD for around 13 years, throughout this time he has had cancer and had a fractured hip and had spent the past year in hospital and care homes. He has since returned home to be looked after by my Mother who is 60 and a full time teacher at a high school and also owns her own Drama School where she teaches at weekends.
From waking, dressing, giving meds and making breakfast, to taking to bed, undressing, putting him to bed and staying up through the night, changing the sheets and washing him as he were the bed 2/3 times a night.
She is on strong anti depressants and was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety a few weeks ago after fainting and having heart palpitations. She cannot reduce any more hours of work to look after him as when he was first diagnosed he got the moly finances into severe debt after remortgaging the house and not keeping up with payments. Suffice it to say she is not coping.
What help can I get for her and does anyone have any advice on day to day living that will help? My father is stubborn and bloody minded and will not do anything to help himself. He is making his and my mums life hell and I don't know what to do.
I've already lost one parent to this disease I do not want to and will not lose another one to it.
Please help me