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Granny Dumping
« on: February 05, 2017, 11:20:11 am »
This is a terrible story of an American family who took their father, who had dementia, to England and left him there.   http://www.vancouversun.com/news/world/british+police+spent+months+trying+identify+lost+alzheime
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Given the rising cost of caring for the elderly and the lack of resources many families have, 'granny dumping' could become even more prevalent as time goes on.   I, personally, do not want my kids trying to care for me if I lose my faculties.   But what if the cost of a home is prohibitive and I didn't recognize them or myself anyway?  Once my memories and connection to others are gone, my continued existence seems pointless.  So, I really do want the right and ability to decide my own time of death and I'm glad that in Canada, right now, I do have that option.   

I'm curious about how others feel about this, if you agree or disagree.   If you disagree, why?

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 11:22:41 am »
Totally agree.  It should be one of the basic human rights.  The right to refuse to go on.

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Re: Granny Dumping
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 11:30:30 am »
I have to admit, this isn't the thread I was thinking of when I clicked on the title.

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Re: Granny Dumping
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 11:31:58 am »
I have to admit, this isn't the thread I was thinking of when I clicked on the title.

What were you thinking of?   
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Re: Granny Dumping
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017, 11:38:31 am »
Given the rising cost of caring for the elderly and the lack of resources many families have, 'granny dumping' could become even more prevalent as time goes on.   I, personally, do not want my kids trying to care for me if I lose my faculties.   But what if the cost of a home is prohibitive and I didn't recognize them or myself anyway?  Once my memories and connection to others are gone, my continued existence seems pointless.  So, I really do want the right and ability to decide my own time of death and I'm glad that in Canada, right now, I do have that option.   

I certainly agree...  as long as my mind is working, I want to carry on until my last breath... but if my mind stops functioning I don't know what point there is in being kept alive.

Then again, maybe I would feel differently if I were in that state... maybe if I was stuck in some kind of prolonged blissful daydream, I'd want it to continue forever.

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Re: Granny Dumping
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2017, 11:42:20 am »
What were you thinking of?

Something somewhat funnier.  Now I feel bad for ever having the thought.

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Re: Granny Dumping
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2017, 11:52:20 am »
So, I really do want the right and ability to decide my own time of death and I'm glad that in Canada, right now, I do have that option.
We don't technically have that option until the SCC slaps down the law the Libs passed. The current law does not allow people to create a living will which include assisted suicide if certain conditions are met (i.e. no longer able to communicate). The law requires that one be competent at the time of the request which does nothing to help people with Alzheimers.
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Re: Granny Dumping
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2017, 11:55:43 am »
Yeah, the law that the Liberals passed is better than what we had, but is overall cowardly.

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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2017, 12:21:38 pm »
We don't technically have that option until the SCC slaps down the law the Libs passed. The current law does not allow people to create a living will which include assisted suicide if certain conditions are met (i.e. no longer able to communicate). The law requires that one be competent at the time of the request which does nothing to help people with Alzheimers.

Didn't realize the difference, thanks for clarifying.   
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Re: Granny Dumping
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2017, 03:36:32 pm »
Something somewhat funnier.  Now I feel bad for ever having the thought.
I thought about where I acquired my cat.

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