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Dementia, Suicide & Right to Die

Dementia Chats – A Discussion on Suicide and Right to Die

Voices of Those Diagnosed with Dementia

Today Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks facilitates a conversation with the true experts, those living with a diagnosis of dementia. This is a fascinating conversation as people living with dementia open-up and talk on the taboo topics of suicide and the right to die.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255

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Dementia Chats™ was created with the intention to educate people living with dementia; their care partners both family and friends as well as professionals and advocates.  Our Experts are those diagnosed with dementia. We have been doing this series since July of 2012, but given we changed platforms in 2016, only those videos from 2016 were preserved.

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A Sad Day For Dementia

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April 1st, 2015, has changed what I will think of on April Fools Day going forward.  No longer will I think of the jokes or pranks being played.  I will first think of with a smile on my face about Dena Dotson.  A friend and advocate for dementia who lived her life honestly and brilliantly with the symptoms of the disease the very best she could.

Alzheimer’s Speaks is sadden with the loss of one of it’s experts living with dementia.  Dena Dotson had thought long and hard over several years on her decision to leave this world in hopes of a better life.  Although everyone may not agree with her decision, it is important for us to honor her work and advocacy to improve the lives of others living with dementia.

We will not judge her decision but accept the fact that none of us can really know what decision we would make if to walk in her shoes.

Today we know one thing, Dena no longer suffers from the symptoms of dementia which made her life unbearable. Today we will celebrate the gifts she gave us while here and grieve her loss together as a community as we journey forward together.

If you are unable to join the conversation live, but would like a statement read please email Lori La Bey.

Everyone is welcome to join the conversation. 

There is one rule for this show:

Everyone is to be respectful to Dena and her family.  There will be no tolerance for anything less.  We can and will debate the issue of life and death choice with dementia at a later, more appropriate time.

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