When this journey happened upon us years ago, I began to research and saw that most LBD people died from aspiration/pneumonia. The family had to decide whether to put a feeding tube in or let them die of pneumonia, starvation and dehydration. I was utterly horrified (and still am). I have pleaded with the Lord for her not to die this way.
And then the coronavirus hit. It’s worse, because as soon as someone is diagnosed, that’s pretty much possibly the last you see of them. They die terrified of everyone in masks and alone. No family to hold their hand. This is actually happening with a friend of mine whose mother has the virus.
I am horrified.
Anything but not to die alone. And dementia-terrified of everyone in masks.
Please, Lord. Please Lord. Not this way.