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Dementia patients’ ‘right-to-die’

People with dementia should be able to end their lives if they feel they are a burden to others or to the NHS, according to a respected ethicist.

Baroness Mary Warnock, who has made similar calls in recent years, first made her remarks in a Church of Scotland magazine.

She told the BBC she believed there were many who “sank into dementia when they would very much prefer to die”.

But Alzheimer’s charities called her remarks “insensitive and ignorant”.

Full story at BBC Scotland.

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