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How can I judge if it is time to accept my mother's death from Alzheimer's disease?

Posted by LDC

My mother is in late stage Alzheimer's disease.  She has had it for more than w 20 years.  She is now unable to walk, toilet, speak reliably, feed herself.  She also now has problems swallowing thin liquids, so everything is thickened to honey consistency.  Is it time to allow her to die by not offering food?
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My heart goes out to you - I lost my mum to altzhiemers in 2009 and my mother in law has it too.

The thing that kept me going was asking the question - "can she still smile?"

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