While all of this sounds like a lot, most caregivers, myself included, wouldn't change a thing. My family and I experienced some of the best years of Mom's life. We laughed, got to know Mom on a whole different level and heard stories we never heard before. Just go into the caregiver role with "eyes wide open" and don't expect a lot of help from other family. If you do get help, be grateful and consider it a gift. Look at your home, family, your own financial situation and needs to decide if it's something you can handle. Personalities need to mesh and grandchildren (and even the dog) need to be willing to accommodate another person in their lives. When it all comes together and works out, you'll forget the worst of it, remember the best and be glad you did what you could for your loved one.