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Dear Carol: My dad had Parkinson’s disease for years and then developed dementia which has taken everything from him. Dad was once a big man but is now skin and bones. He can’t walk or talk. While his thinking has been confused for a long time, now he’s nearly unresponsive. He’s under hospice care and they are wonderful but I can hardly stand watching this. I want him to die. Is this terrible? I love him so much but this is just too much to bear. I know that hospice is keeping him out of pain, but what about me? What is the purpose in all of this? Watching him waste away is destroying my faith. Does this happen to others? Lori 

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