My wife's father died on July 1. He was 91 with some dementia, COPD, and atrial fibrillation. He said he was "fine" the day he died. We think he was trying to protect us, and wouldn't share how he was feeling or what he was thinking. We are getting grief counseling from hospice.
We wish we had engaged palliative care long before we did, but Frank would not say how he was really feeling.