Wife''s situation now requires 24/7 care as she started having nightmares and panic attacks in the middle of the night. I can't imagine what would happen if someone wasn't with her to help comfort her and help her relax. I use to be able to get away for one or two nights occassionally, but no longer. Facilities are not an option nor is 24 hour care by paid caregivers. Our two adult children don't live nearby and aren't particularly interested in babysitting mom anyway. I'm still relatively healthy and feel like doing things and going places which makes it all the more frustrating. I love this woman dearly and am thankful I can care for her but it is a challange. Thanks for allowing me to vent. Would love to hear from those with similar situations.