My father passed away 15 months ago. I moved them in an apt. next to me before he died and he passed away in the apt. Since then my mother has made repeated remarks about wanting to die also. I know that this may be normal but felt it should subside after time. It has not. She has dementia and cannot remember some things but is able to live on her own.She doesn't want to be a burden to her children and has chosen to live alone. Because she is next to me, I visit her often in short intervals. I see she is depressed. My family only sees her periodically and she is normally happy to see them and does not appear depressed to them. I had the doctor put her on a antidepressant but my sister said she wasn't depressed and my mom got off of them. Is the feeling of wanting to die subside? Any conversation about this would be helpful to me. I have no one to talk to.