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Beautiful article. |
A Life Worth Ending
The era of medical miracles has created a new phase of aging, as far from living as it is from dying. A son’s plea to let his mother go.
New York Magazine
By Michael Wolff Published May 20, 2012
APRIL 2010 ATLANTIC MAGAZINE
Letting Go of My Father
By JONATHAN RAUCH
His elderly father insisted that he could manage by himself. But he couldn’t. The author found himself utterly unprepared for one of life’s near certainties—the decline of a parent. Millions of middle-aged Americans, he discovered, are silently struggling to cope with a crisis that needs to be plucked from the realm of the personal and brought into full public view.
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the Michel Wolff story in New York Magazine - Mother with dementia
JONATHAN RAUCH in The Atlantic (father with Parkinson's)
Note - both of these stories are pretty intense, and show the hard realities of advanced disease. Do not read them if you would rather not be confronted with this.