‘Aggressive’ New Advance Directive Would Let Dementia Patients Refuse Food

(By JoNel Aleccia for Kaiser Health News)

Treading into ethically and legally uncertain territory, a New York end-of-life agency has approved a new document that lets people stipulate in advance that they don’t want food or water if they develop severe dementia. Continue reading article here…

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