Please, say a prayer for my family, especially for my mother-in-law, and wife, and wife's sister, and other relatives.
My wife and I are in Ukraine currently, and we just returned from visiting my mother-in-law (my wife Lesya's mother) at a mental institution. My mother-in-law, Maria, is 79, and she is suffering from dementia (senile psychosis). At the moment, her physical condition seems stable, and, thank God and doctors, mentally she is more or less taken care of, in that she does not show much aggressiveness; however, she is absolutely confused, cannot sort out who of her visitors is in what relations with her, makes up long and absolutely fantastic stories about what she was doing yesterday or ten minutes ago, etc.
The doctor told us, rather bluntly, that there will never be any improvement, and that Maria will die right there, in the hospital (or at home if relatives pick her up at the terminal stage - but he does not recommend picking her up right now). There is no telling, just where does this terminal stage comes - it may happen tomorrow or a month or a year from now, God only knows.
Please pray that God gives my family strength to deal with this challenge, and please pray that Maria's life will end peacefully and without suffering or shame.