When a person has a terminal illness, even if they were horrible for most of their lives, they deserve to die with dignity.  Anyone who has feelings should appreciate that thought.  Even in the prison system, the laws have changed in many countries so that  if the convicted criminal was the worst person on the planet, that they at least die with dignity.  It isn’t always easy as people cannot cope with being told that they have a debilitating disease and have a certain period to time to live.  Yet, they should, no matter how  difficult, be treated with dignity.  When I was young I worked for a medical service company that owned nursing and rest homes.  The names have changed with new terms in the past few decades.  The man I worked for had a degree specifically in this area.  He believed and did to the best of his ability as Vice President of the company, to make sure all residents were treated kindly, fairly, and that included their dignity remaining in tact.  He was a wonderful man who clearly understood the aging process.  He allowed beer and wine for the residents’ dinners until the state stopped it.  He had programs for anyone who had a craft or skill to earn additional money.  All in all a valuable lesson to everyone in life.  We are all aging, some faster than others.  Yet, there are individuals whom you find literally impossible to deal with.  They are losing control of everything in their lives along with their physique.  It’s not easy to cope with and they do tend to lash out at whomever is available.  Facing a terminal illness takes courage.  Particularly if you have been unkind to others and your family.  Now, however, there are medications that can help alleviate that process and assist the individual to handle it all better than many years ago.  Everyone in the Good Gus series was treated with respect and allowed their dignity.  The books are available on Kindle exclusively worldwide.  If relatives are destroying your dignity while you help them with their finances and setting everything in place for their departure, take a breather and read “Misplaced Trust.” It is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Bobo, Page Foundry, Scribd and Tolino.