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Alzheimers_elder_caregiver6Dear Carol: I know from reading your column that you are a champion of hospice care. We want our loved ones to be comfortable, so providing drugs for pain relief makes sense to me. Even stopping treatment that is meant to cure a disease when the person is past the stage when that treatment will help makes sense. What doesn’t make sense to me is when hospice won’t give food or even liquids. Aren’t people hungry? Isn’t this causing death? Ronny

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