When the Mind Gives Out Before the Machine

Margaret Munro shares a poignant story of life with her father who is living with advanced Dementia. As his cognivite abilities decline rapidly, a pacemaker keeps his heart beating steadily. A cardiologist offered little discussion about the inescapable realities of aging and death, rather offered hope with a device that might get him to the age of 100.

“I have come to accept that there are no easy answers. But after watching the way Dementia insidiously crept into my parents’ lives, I realize the importance of discussing end of life realistically and openly with friends, family and professionals.” – Ms. Munro

Read more of her opinion piece here:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-when-the-mind-gives-out-before-the-machine/

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