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I need to ask the question! Do they pass elderly dementia patients by?


Registered User
Mar 4, 2012
hi turmoil sorry i,ve only just caught up.sadly it seems obvious to you me and a lot of others that it is in your dad,s best interests not to have any more surgery. if your dad does forget can you just let the subject rest? or is it amatter of getting to the phone or the post before he does?

for what its worth quality in my opinion is worth more than quantity and there is apoint at which the line should be drawn. I wish you well and keep in touch


Registered User
Feb 3, 2013
West Yorkshire
Hi, thanks rajahh and everyone. I am almost sure that the appointment will be made by ringing me, I think that is what was said. As soon as I know who he is seeing I will obtain an email address and just put my views accross, everyone who knows Dad seem to think they will not do the surgery. As the days have gone by I more convinced than ever Dad does not fully understand the whole picture and the risks involved.

Thank you again and I will let you know how it goes.

Turmoil x


Registered User
Jun 2, 2013
Melbourne, Australia
Hi T, wondering how you're going, and how your Dad is.

Adding a couple of links to articles about interventions at end of life stage that were most helpful to me earlier this year when dealing with a situation remarkably similar to what you and your Dad are facing:

Doctors and Dying
Scroll through index page to get to article.

Why Doctors Die Differently

Also, just posted a link on the end of life forum about hospitalising dementia sufferers.

Thinking of you both,
Toni x

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