My mom's up there in years now, but not really old - 70 - yet she suffers from dementia badly enough that she shouldn't really be alone anymore. The problem is, I have a very demanding job and work long hours on a regular basis, so I don't really have time to help take care of her the way she needs. My siblings, however, keep telling me that it's my JOB to take care of her. I'm the oldest and she took care of me, they say, but none of them, including the one who's married, no kids, and doesn't work, is offering to take care of her.
Is it really MY job to take care of my aging mom? Do you think adult kids owe their parents in such a way?