strangeluck: The cost isn't just momentary wise, it's the emotional strain it puts on a family.When you have a family member whose dementia causes them to be abusive in someway, it's hard to feel pity or sympathy after a while when you've had to deal with it for years.After a while all you see is the way they act now, and forget how they were before.The family member in my case, used to be a decent person, now all he does is act like a two year old on his worse days and treat us like the enemy when it comes to taking meds./am tired
kazikian: So why not euthanize? Are you even a person anymore if you have no conception of your own humanity? I know I wouldn't want myself or my loved ones to live in an advanced state of dementia. Now, of course, that's if one is a total incapacitated vegetable, not just a bit off in the head.
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