I read an interesting article about a man who is watching his mother die from dementia. He is in his 50's and has decided NOT to sign up for the type of coverage his mother has. She was starting to show symptoms of dementia when he heart was failing. In her 80's they performed surgery on her that saved her life, but then she slippd away into dementia. To the point that she cannot speak and makes gutteral sounds that border the sound of agony. He quipped on how this generation of baby boomers is taking care of and watching their parents slip and be saved when really, ethically they should be allowed to Exit. Touching on the quality of life topics etc. He made some very good points about the fact that we need to stop saving our elderly from natural cause death and let them go.
Do you have an Exit Stratagy in your will? Or one in your head? Are you for "Quality of Life" over longevity?
I myself, do not want to be a prisioner in a body that is being made to function when it should not be. I view my body like an old car. If I get to the point where something else keeps breaking after you just fixed the last thing, it's time for me to go to that junk yard in the sky. Gone but not Forgotten.
The Article is called "Dementia: the ending no one wants."