My sister and I are at a loss on how to get our mom to want live. Her down hill slide began in 2011 when my dad suddenly passed away. Admittedly, she does have multiple medical issues that have contributed to her loss of interest in living, but not anything that can't be dealt with. She has had both shoulders replaced, a hip replaced, and still needs both knees replaced, which has made her mobility significantly decline. The biggest issue medically though, is she suffers from achalasia. It took so long for the doctors to come to that conclusion that she lost a lot of weight and muscle. After multiple procedures to try and improve her ability to eat, she is still having difficulty. We were able to FINALLY convince her to get a feeding tube, but she practically refuses to allow the health care providers that stay with her 24/7 to use it. My sister and I have tried to encourage her to do what she needs to so she can build her strength back up and get her mobility back, but simply won't do it. I would be a little more sympathetic if she weren't only 69 years old, but when her own mother comes over everyday to check on her and shows that life isn't over at that age it's kind of hard to be sympathetic. Granted my grandmother doesn't have the same medical issues, but even still, there is life beyond 69. So any ideas on how to convince her of that?