I was not prepared for taking care of an elderly parent. I guess no one really is. However, I find the support systems for doing so seem non existent or hidden away. Most of my friends have no idea what I deal with and you find that you feel you have to just suffer in silence.
Then you see your parent is spending too much time alone because you have to work during the day. Start to see memory issues, etc. then you get home and they want to talk and keep you and you understand why but start feeling resentment because your life has come to a halt. It’s nothing but work, come home to parent. No opportunity to get out and date, etc.
You would think that in the United States it would east to find resources to turn to. At least on the federal or state level websites with all available resources and options. Nope.