FEN RESPONDS TO THE DEMENTIA DILEMMA

Final Exit Network has created a new advance directive designed to prevent dying people from being hand fed against their wishes -- even if suffering from dementia. Click here to learn more about FEN’s Supplemental Advance Directive for Dementia Care (SADD).

FEN POLL ON DEMENTIA AND THE RIGHT TO DIE

Not surprisingly (at least, not to us), many Americans want the option to hasten their death if faced with dementia. The horror of dementia is that it will not only rob you of your life, eventually … first it will destroy your personality, your selfhood. Dementia destroys the essence of who we are long before it kills us. Final Exit Network ran a nationwide poll asking people how they felt about two options for hastening death in the face of dementia. Click here to see what we found!

FEN’S NEW SURROGATE CONSULTING SERVICE

Are you having trouble getting an Advance Directive honored, either for yourself or as Surrogate for a loved one? Help is now just a phone call away. FEN’s new Surrogate Consultant will let you know your rights, walk you through your options, and offer guidance on how to proceed. This is a no-cost FEN service designed to help you enforce the Advance Directive of the patient. Click here for more details and contact information.

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We Support the Human Right To a death with dignity

We hold that mentally competent adults who suffer from a terminal illness, intractable physical pain, chronic or progressive physical disabilities, or who face loss of autonomy and selfhood through dementia, have a basic human right to choose to end their lives when they judge their quality of life to be unacceptable.

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Every 65 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's
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New cases of dementia worldwide each year

How We Can Help

Our services are free and are offered nationwide. Our guides travel to you and educate you on personal choices.

Legal

We believe no one should suffer a traumatic death, and we will do our best - within the limits of each state's laws - to educate you on your alternatives.

Educate

Our guides travel to you and educate you on your personal choices. You must, however, be able to competently choose, as well as be able to effect your exit.

Support

Our Exit Guide Service responds to phone requests for information within 48 hours.

The Gift of Release

As I peered through the kitchen door, I could see her sitting in her favorite chair in the family room. As I entered, gradually she attempted to stand. I told her to sit still; I would come to her. “No, I want to get a real hug from you.” This should have been telling. And…

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