You guys are great men for taking care of your parents! My dad passed away in '95 from cancer at the age of 64... He was retired from the Air Force and a Korean war veteran. I watched him suffer at home immensely, waking up in the middle of the night hearing him crying from the pain. This went on for about 3 months. He took Aleeve for pain medication as he was not one to go to the hospital. He finally checked himself in and was dead in 2 weeks. My mother and him were married for 42 years. Mom remarried and my step dad had 2 strokes at the age of 78. Eventually we had to place him and my mom into an assisted living facility because they were getting lost on the road. Fast forward to today, mom has dementia and my stepdad is right behind her. He fell again last week and fractured his hip in the same place as last year. Going to rehab again but I do not think he will make it out this time. he is now 87 and mom is 82. And they say retirement is the "Golden years"... I beg to differ. Mom still remembers her 6 children, me being the youngest, but not much else past 5 minutes. It is tough to see this to say the least.