This from the BBC website on 9/19 :
British “ethicist” Baroness Mary Warnock was quoted in Scotland magazine as saying
that people with dementia should be able to voluntarily end their lives if they feel
they are “a burden to others or to the National Health Service”.
Her comments, framed as empowering people to make advanced directives in the event
of worsening disease, instead expressed the view that people with dementia are
hopeless, wasting resources and burdening their loved ones.
What a far cry from the kind of life and growth many of us are giving to people with
all forms of dementia every day of the week! What a sad commentary that an ethicist
would feel that people with this disease should be judged more harshly than those
with any other medical illness!