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A book coming out next month you might consider ordering from Amazon books. The title seems self explanatory! O, LET ME NOT GET ALZHEIMER’S, SWEET HEAVEN! Why many people prefer death or active deliverance to living with dementia (paperback) By Colin Brewer MD [I’ve seen an advance copy; it is very informative and also has […]

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Two new books of interest, both by psychiatrists who believe in the philosophy of assisted dying when desired and appropriate: “A Dignified Ending: Taking Control Over How We Die” by Lewis Mitchel Cohen, MD. Hardback. (Rowman & Littlefield, NY 2019) +++++ “O, Let Me Not Get ALZHEIMER’S Sweet Heaven! Why Many People Prefer Death or […]

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The Hastings Center has announced a significant research project: ‘Dementia and the Ethics of Choosing When to Die’ will focus on basic issues surrounding an individual’s ability to exercise end of life choices when suffering from dementia. Here’s a one significant paragraph extract from the announcement: In 2018, 5.7 million Americans were living with dementia. […]

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The Mirror in London printed this article by Dr Irwin on 19 August 2013: Euthanasia: The right to die should be a matter of personal choice Retired GP Michael Irwin is patron of the British Humanist Association and coordinator of the Society for Old Age Rational Suicide (SOARS) ==== We are able to choose all […]

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Quite a few people in the right-to-die movement — including myself — think that a person with severe dementia (or Alzheimers) DOES have the right to be helped to check out PROVIDED that they had made an advance declaration to this effect back when they were competent. Referring to it  — as some do — […]

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