Friend with dementia is dying and not dealing with end of life issues

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My dear friend who is only 50 years old has less than six months to live. A symptom of her physical illness is dementia and paranonia. Unfortunately, she is not aware of how much her mental state has deteriorated and she is making very bad decisions including not allowing her health professionals to share information about her with her family or friends. As someone who has been her friends since she was 14 years old, it is devastating to know that if she was thinking clearly how ashamed and embarrased she would be of her situation. Her children are devastated. Her siblings have all abandoned her.
I am afraid she will die a lonely, sad death with strangers making the final decisions.

I am driving five hours round-trip to see her this week and need advice on what to do to support her and her children.


Posted on 2005/5/3 22:35




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