So you’ve just had a diagnosis of dementia/alzheimer’s from your doc. You’re still relatively capable and you understand the implications of your diagnosis. It means you will most likely deteriorate mentally either slowly or rapidly…and will eventually become a burden upon your family, friends and the medical system. Let’s assume for the purposes of this question that there are NO meds or treatments available at the time you get your diagnosis that can reverse the damage already done.
What’s your preferred options?
Me? I watched my grandmother and mother lose their personhood with Alzheimer’s disease. I don’t want to inflict that upon myself or my children. Voluntary euthanasia is now a thing where I live, and given that Alzheimer’s is a terminal illness, I thank my lucky stars that I have that option.