Sandra from Massachusetts
Two and a half years ago, my father called saying he was sick. Two days after arriving my father was in hospital and diagnosed with mid level dementia. After two weeks in rehab he came home. He gets agitated when not in his house. He has lived there for 60 years. He wants to know when we are leaving. Two weeks is too long. My husband and I are now living with my father -- both of us are retired but my husband is a substitute teacher at the local high school. It has now been almost 3 years living and taking care of my 98 year old father for 168 hours a week. (24/7=168). My father is a veteran from WWII. He received the Purple Heart at the Battle for Metz, France and a Bronze Star for completing his work while under machine gun and motor fire as well as fighting off a German patrol. He also was awarded the French Legion of Honor for his service to France during the War.