I have started a blog!! possibly my first and last. My Mum died peacefully at home on Saturday. It was really beautiful. She just slipped away with my Dad holding her, and other family members supporting her and each other. This was my adult daughters first experiences of death and I am so happy that it was a positive one. My Mum was still walking and getting out to enjoy the Alzheimer's tea for two the week before she got taken ill (July 4th). She didnt leave the house after that and gradually deteriorated to being bed bound for final few weeks. We had amazing free care via 2 care agencies and did extra care and chasing ourselves. It was a hard experience but we have all learnt and gained so much from it as a family. My Mum had mixed dementia from approx. 2007 and entertained us greatly with her comments and humour until the last few days. Mum donated her body to science so i hope she will continue to contribute to medical advancement. What a star!!
I have started the blog- a pain free death in case any one wants to share experiences of how to manage the last stages- how to manage the services on offer etc.