She knows who I am but does not realize I visit her at least 5 days a week. She barely easy and drinks but she just will not " give up". She can no longer walk (2 yrs now) is on morphine for severe osteoarthritis pain, halidol for hallucinations and outbursts and sleeps most of the time. I am torn between talking to her about why she might be hanging on and coming right out and asking her what her intentions are about eating, etc. the nursing home staff encourages her to eat even when she says she is not hungry. She has a health directive that says no feeding tubes, etc. Any advice on this sensitive matter? It is so difficult to watch her just waste away slowly and just exist.