I am a 74 year old male with multiple health problems. I care for a 77 year old woman with increasingly severe memory loss. She is convinced I am having an 'affair' and systematically steal money from her, as well as cosmetics and clothes given to this supposed woman. As well as keeping me virtually destitute, controlling my pension, etc, other monies of mine or insurance payouts and so on go directly into her account. Her mood changes from gentle affection (rare) to a vile abusive and foul-mouth screaming with threats of terrible violence. She is the widow of a violent and abusive marriage and turns on me in a frightening way. There is an endless catalogue of my failings. I have never worked, she says. I have an Honours Degree in fine Art, and am a qualified teacher, have been a senior lecturer at university level and am a published author and artist. My profile and work can be accessed on Google.
I am in despair as I can no longer cope with constantly being screamed at for infidelity and theft. I have suffered a cardiac arrest, have ischaemic heart disease, and also take multiple medication. I am responsible for ordering and administering her medication.
I have nowhere to go, no relatives or friends now, and am being driven in the direction of too many tablets and complete and absolute despair.