Should we starve Alzheimer’s patients to death?

Posted August 23, 2017 6:13 am by Alex Schadenberg

Should we starve Alzheimer’s patients to death?

This article was published by Wesley Smith on his website on August 20.BWesley Smithy Wesley SmithThe idea of starving a helpless elderly person to death used to be thought of as the most egregious crime. An abhorrence.Now, for some, it is merely another form of “death with dignity.”The assisted suicide advocacy organization Compassion and Choices–formerly the more honestly named Hemlock Society–teaches people (with a prime focus on the elderly) how to starve themselves to death, a form of suicide they call “voluntary stop eating and drinking” (VSED). But many in bioethics wish to take that avenue to dying further, requiring nursing

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