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When Do I Let My Mother Die?

The reality of caregiving is that many of us are forced to make difficult decisions on a day to day basis. 
Sometimes, we need to decide if we should argue our reality against the reality of someone with Alzheimer's disease. Sometimes we have to decide whether we should encourage food or fluid intake to the point of forcing a loved one to eat or drink, or if we should step back and hope the right thing, whatever that may be, happens. Sometimes we have to decide what is "enough," when it comes to medical care for someone who is dying. The later of these decisions is one of the most painful decisions a family caregiver may ever have to make.

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