I am an only child caring for both my parents. They live with me. I do not have a spouse or children. My 83 yo dad has Alzheimer's and my 80 yo mom has multiple chronic conditions. She has fallen 3 times in less than 2 years with one broken hip and one major wound requiring surgical repair. They now require someone with them 24/7. I employ caregivers when I am at work and for a few hours when I am off so that I can grocery shop, etc. I have not had a vacation in 12 years. I went part time so that I could have more time to take them to medical appointments and take care of business. I do not want to quit work since it is my only escape from the house most days. I do not ever have time to myself in my own home. I am 57 and concerned that I will get Alzheimer's myself in a few years and will have missed out on a big portion of my life. Just needed to vent, I suppose, but would appreciate any words of wisdom from anyone out there in a similar situation.