Tag Archives: dementia

Beginning of Life issues in 2017: what will we be talking about this year?

2017 will be another busy and challenging year on beginning of life issues Abortion October 2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act. Throughout the year this significant anniversary will generate media publicity, events, stories from women and will fire up campaigns by […]


Bruce Forsyth’s recent pronouncements on assisted suicide are seriously misguided

Celebrity entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth (pictured) has called for the legalisation of assisted suicide after watching his ex-wife succumb to dementia. His first wife, Penny Calvert spent her last years in a care home, dying last year. Bruce was married to Penny from 1953 to […]

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New research finds that dementia can be reduced by 60% for people who live healthily

As Christmas approaches, many of us will be taking some holiday from work. Christmas provides a welcome time and opportunity to celebrate the birth of our Saviour, but also to unwind and spend time with friends and families. Christmas holiday time can provide us with […]

Psychiatrist supplies report to man with dementia so he can kill himself at Dignitas

Psychiatrist supplies report to man with dementia so he can kill himself at Dignitas

The Sunday Times (£) reports this morning that an 83 year old British man with dementia is to travel to Switzerland for an assisted suicide. If he does so he will become the first known Briton suffering from the condition to die at Dignitas, the […]


Patients with dementia and psychiatric illnesses included as Dutch euthanasia cases rise steeply

 According to Dutch media reports today, euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands in 2011 increased by 18% to 3,695. This follows increases of 13% in 2009 and 19% in 2010. In fact from 2006 to 2011 there has been a steady increase in numbers each year […]