Writer Lonna Whiting’s mother Beth Gregory rests comfortably in her room at a Minnesota memory care unit. Gregory has been living with dementia since 2013 and is currently receiving end-of-life hospice cares.
Writer Lonna Whiting’s mother Beth Gregory rests comfortably in her room at a Minnesota memory care unit. Gregory has been living with dementia since 2013 and is currently receiving end-of-life hospice cares.

How to Help Your Mother Die

When a Better Than Nothing New Drug is Not Good Enough

I feed my mother a plate of spaghetti in meat sauce, served with a side of steamed cauliflower and a little bowl of canned pears. It’s an exercise in patience to feed her, this loved one of mine who has end-stage Alzheimer’s. She loses interest. She falls asleep. She sometimes forgets how to chew and then later it comes back…