My old great Uncle is dying of cancer , 92 and still sharp as a pin in his mind but not eating or drinking and has a few big problems, cancer, stomach ulcer ( size of a cd disc) and ( has a pace maker and was on blood thinners - warferin?) He has been in and out of hospital since Nov 2011, he gets really sick, dehydrated and is addmitted , becomes a bit of a nob and uses any excuse to get out . i.e. "my son is going to look after me at home.. His son died in 72 !. I think the Dr's and Hospital have to accept his statements as fact (even tho I think they know its a false statement) and so they do let him go but with 4 nurses calling every day to give meds and Kemo. He has given his sister - my mother his LPA . Does anybody know what the LPA can do? reading the UK GOV site it states that... "Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document. It allows you to appoint someone that you trust as an attorney to make decisions on your behalf. Attorneys can make decisions for you when you no longer wish to or when you lack the mental capacity to do so." does the "Attorneys can make decisions for you when you no longer wish to" mean she, my mother can decide to put him in a care home/ hospice? He has said to my sister that he has a living will and does not want to be put on any life giving device but he is suffering but does not seem to know what to do. Thanks in advance.