Every day she seems to withdraw a little more, and I’m no longer sure she even knows I am her daughter. She now needs help with everything — even the most basic human functions.
However, I believe individuals will eventually have more control over how and when they die, including decisions of how long to be kept alive with severe dementia. Until then, I keep praying — just in case there is a higher power. I pray every single day and some days I get so angry and resentful that she is still alive, she did not make our lives happy when she was all there so to have to quit 2 jobs to take care of her and her affairs has put a bad taste in my mouth and I just want to bury her and be done with it all.
I thought when my parents died I will be able to enjoy the rest of my life instead I am the POA STUCK taking care of a woman I resent and can’t stand some days and like you my Mom is 92 in good physical health but mentally GONE, she always had mental issues, I will never understand why this woman is still alive?
While Mummy may not have major physical ailments, there is no doubt that she is suffering terrible mental anguish.
Alzheimer’s has wiped away most of her brain, including her memories, personality and ability to communicate.
I don’t even believe in a higher power, let alone one true God.
Even so, for the past several years I often find myself praying.The following is a brief listing of the 613 commandments (mitzvot), as recorded and classified by Maimonides in the 12th century.This listing is taken from his classic compendium of Jewish law, the "Mishneh Torah," which contains 14 primary "books" or sections.This list should not be used as a source for any practical Halachic ruling.There are differences of opinion over the applicability today of some commandments in this list.My mom cries constantly and lashes out at my grandfather, and the stress was so intense I think it contributed to her breast cancer diagnosis last year. I was relieved to see him comfortable in his hospital bed in a deep sleep surrounded by family because it was the way he had wanted to go, right? For at least 3 years he has been wasting away on their couch.