He went for some breathing tests last week and said they want to do more tests. I urged him to follow through and not to be afraid to discuss using oxygen or a small oxygen concentrator especially when he goes out. I looked him straight in the eye and said, "It's better to use oxygen and be able to get around the store yourself instead of waiting for someone to do shopping for you." We can't have direct conversations about his condition - or failing condition. He just ignores me or he gets angry and leaves, so this indirect approach must suffice. I can't lead him to water, so to speak. If he doesn't realize that he's ill, that he's become severely limited, I won't push it. To do so might be too cruel. It might mean he passes away sooner than later but it's his choice. Deep inside I trust he knows something is wrong and perhaps he doesn't want anything that will prolong his life and his struggle.
Death and emphysema? Death from emphysema. Does emphysema cause dementia? Does emphysema cause alzheimers disease?