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My dad had dementia and cancer and he lived far longer than was expected. The cause of death on the certificate was cancer followed by dementia. My opinion was that his body just could not go on anymore and death was inevitable.My mother has matastasised cancer of the kidney & breast, also dementia, which of these illnesses is most like to end her life?
So sorry @Cez I was lucky that dad was still dad right to the end but very confused and could not remember that he was ill. Sometimes I told him the truth, other times I didn't but I always told him that I loved him. Dad had dementia long before the cancer but dementia is far worse in my opinion, it just makes every little thing that much more difficult.Duggies-girl
Thank you for your reply. I sometimes find myself thinking I wish it would all end, & then feel guilty. Mum has battled the cancer for 10yrs, but now the dementia is the final straw. She is not our mum any more, and there's nothing we can do to make it better for her, other than be there to reassure & remind her how much she's loved. I feel so helpless.