I can't think!!!!!

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rhonda smith
I can't think!!!!!

I moved my desk to the living room so my mom won't be alone and do weird things while she watches t.v. NOW, I can't think while I do my college schoolwork online. The t.v.'s always going. Headphones have to be super loud to blare out the t.v. I can't concentrate or think. I hate this. I'm sick and tired of taking care of this crazy woman!!!!

Rhonda,

Rhonda,
Have you tried (and you probably did) speaking w/Mom about the loudness of the TV? If it went in one ear & out the other try the following.

Check with your local electronics store for a TV transmitter with headphones. The transmitter sends the TV sounds to the headphones that Mom would wear. Set a boundary that if YOU need to wear headphones, so does Mom.

Check out http://www.leezasplace.org/ten_comm.html
These are commitments a caregiver needs to make to themselves with the first being "Put your oxygen mask on first." Print these out & put them where you can read them each day.

Welcome to the forum. Please keep posting. I look forward to hearing from you.

charMing

This is excellent advice.

This is excellent advice. Why didn't I think of that.

Hi -- I like the second

Hi -- I like the second "commandment" too..."never assume." Hopefully your mother just needs to know that it's too much noise for you, and will be open to working something out.
All the best,
Gerry