Hi catholic answers community.
I’ve posted many times my concerns about difficult family stuff and this forum has been enormously supportive and helpful. thank you for your grace and prayers.
My parents have struggled for a long time with my dad’s poor and self destructive financial decisions/ depression. He might have early dementia or perhaps brain damage from playing football ( it cannot be dignosed in the living, only on autopsy). We are pursuing medical care to try and get a diagnosis.
My mom has suffered long with this and is very faithful but she is exhausted from caregiver fatigue. My dad’s faith is also strong but they have struggled with counseling and haven’t found it helpful.
My brother in law is a good human but is a bit anti-catholic due to some past relationships with people he did not enjoy. He wants to help my family, but is trying to do so by offering to let my father live with him 4 hours away from my mom.
There are many potential financial benefits to this situation ( my dad can’t drive and earns very little, so most of his income goes to using rideshare to get to work). However we worry my dad’s faith with suffer.
my husband and I are also worried that this extra stress on a fragile marriage will only worsen things.
send prayers. and if you have any suggestions on dealing with possible dementia on limited income and medicare, I would greatly appreciate the help. I feel like if we could find a caregiver to help relieve my mom that would be great.
St. Anne and Joachim pray for us. St. Monica pray for us.