My father is in a nursing home, cared for by wonderful people, but we have been told that he is unfortunately in the final stages of AD.
I live overseas but try to get back home as often as possible to see Dad - each time I see a terrible deteriation of his condition. He no longer recognises anyone, doesn't speak at all etc.
My brother, who lives in the U.K., just rang me and has asked me to send a letter stating that I do not want Dad to receive medical treatment should he lose the ability to swallow. This seems so cruel - as if I'd be condemning him to starve to death.
Has anyone had any experience with this? I'd be grateful for any advice.
Thanks in advance.