Something I go through almost every day here is my mother wanting to go to the doctor or take a new medicine to fix something. I know that there are things that can't be fixed, that there is no pill that has the magic to turn back time. I don't like to say that she's just getting old or that she has dementia, even if those would be truthful responses. However, I don't want to go to doctors or get more medicines for her if they won't do any good.
How do we tell them kindly that something can't be fixed? Or should we just keep chasing cures in order to keep the hopes up?