The Banjoman was in hospital and treated with antibiotics for sepsis last summer. Even the nurses thought he was going to die but sadly he made a miraculous recovery. Whilst nobody wants their loved one to die, neither do we want to see them go through the indignities that dementia heaps upon them. Whilst sad, I was prepared to accept that his death last year would probably be the kindest thing for him. His deterioration since (including another spell in hospital for another infection) confirms my opinion and I know he is only going to get worse. As he has a pacemaker I cannot even wish for a heart attack to carry him off unexpectedly.