I guess it's different for everybody but the lady I used to look after was 90 when she passed peacefully in her sleep she stopped eating and drinking for about a week didn't know anybody but slept the whole time and went quietly it might of had something to do with her age I'm not sure but the family were relieved her suffering had ended and so had they're this disease affects everybody not just the 1 person God bless hope you will be ok xx
Karen is right, no reason for a blueprint here when non exists before this point. Another question is what can we do about it. We can have a plan that either implements our loved one’s wishes as expressed in advance or our interpretation of what they would want. I am sat by Jackie who can no longer drink or eat without taking fluid to her lungs. We are managing her at home to the end. Our priority is her comfort. We might equally have decided to have her admitted to hospital where she could be piped up and wired up and the chances of bringing her back would be better. It is a choice that I think has no ethical right or wrong, just what is right for you.
I have decided to keep my husband home. I've purchased an alert system and he fails to wear it so I move it to where he's sitting. I've arranged for a company called Acorn to install chair lift to get up stairs. I beg for home health to come as often as allowed. He's a fall risk and screams his blurry head off at me when I call EMS to come pick him up off the floor now the alert system is one my phone. Next trying to find a security system to monitor doors and inside. I'm trying to make the house as safe as possible. I'm his only caregiver except when home health comes to the house. I'm trying to qualify for Medicaid long term disability because we live on social security with Medicare. He has a very small pension from previous union work. He's refusing to eat again so that's a challenge. I don't know the answer to what the last stage is. I read everything about dementia/Alzheimer's disease. There are many opinions. Moment to moment one foot forward, 2 steps backward. My LO looks healthy and strong bit that's good problem too because he is aggressive when he is confused more than normal. Take care everyone. I'm reading "Take Your Oxygen first" by Leeza Gibbon? Spelling? Great insight from her experience. She has a web page too. I've read many books.