Change is always hard. When the change occurs that a parent becomes seriously ill and the child has to take care of the parent... it is especially difficult. Such is the case for me. I've been very business ever since April 25th when my father had a serious fall and sustained a permanent brain injury from the fall. His life, my mother's and all of us children's lives have been affected. I love my father dearly and I think the hardest part is to see him as he is now, not being able to read (my father had over 400 books in his library so this is a big one), write, carry on conversations, be active physically, or even enjoy relaxing in front of the TV. All of that is not possible for him now. It's been hard on my kids and husband for all the time away to help with my father but they understand and support me.