Is Physician-Assisted Death Possible for People with Dementia?

Q. My wife and I recently sat down to discuss the topic of end-of-life planning. She surprised me when she told me that if she ever gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, she’d want to die on her own terms, … [Read more...]

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Should People with Dementia Be Able to Die with Dignity?

Q. During a conversation the other night, my father said that if he was ever diagnosed with dementia that he wouldn’t want to live that way or burden the family. I know that Death with Dignity is legal in a growing number of … [Read more...]

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How One Journalist Helped Her Father Die

If you’re someone who is suffering from a terminal illness, and you have only a few months to live, should you be allowed to choose how and when to die? Ten states in the United States now let patients do just that — a practice … [Read more...]

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Is Physician Assisted Death Legal Yet?

Q. I am seriously thinking about what to include in my advance directive. I watched my dad deteriorate and die from dementia. I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. I always say that if I get Alzheimer’s or another form of … [Read more...]

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Boo! Our Top 10 Scariest Articles of 2020 (A Very Scary Year!)

2020 has been a scary year! Since we’re so close to Halloween, it’s a perfect time to catch up on some of the scariest elder law, estate planning, and special needs planning articles until now. Exposing everything from dementia at … [Read more...]

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When Medical Aid in Dying Is Legal, But Still Not Accessible

Q. I recently attended my 50th high school reunion and connected with several teammates with whom I played varsity basketball. I heard about a teammate who had terminal cancer who wanted to die on his own terms. Although death … [Read more...]

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Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America

Attitudes about death and end-of-life choices are rapidly changing in America. As the baby boomer generation is aging, more and more people are rethinking the ways end of life is recognized and are deciding to take control of what … [Read more...]

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Would You Choose Death on Your Own Terms if You Had a Terminal Illness? In 10 States, It’s Legal.

Q. I was recently flipping through the channels to watch Wimbledon on TV. I flipped too far and ended up on the World Series of Poker. When the tennis match was over, I flipped back to the poker competition. A man named Kevin … [Read more...]

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