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Death and Dementia: Alternate Approaches

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Our panel will present alternate perspectives on end-of-life options for individuals diagnosed with dementia and answer questions from our audience.  Speakers will include:

Kelly Bone in Florida was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 57. Having watched her mother suffer and succumb to Alzheimer’s, she is determined to end her life with dignity on her own terms. Kelly lives in Florida, where MAid is not legal, and is devoted to expanding U.S. laws on medical aid in dying to include patients with dementia. In all states where MAID is legal, patients are required to have full mental capacity. Kelly speaks openly and powerfully about Alzheimer’s disease and has given many interviews as a courageous advocate for reform. You can read more about Kelly Bone on her blog: https://kellysalzheimerasblog.net/2021/01/12/update-on-my-fight-to-die-with-dignity-with-alzheimers/?fbclid=IwAR3Gh1DJFD0RmnmKgTxxjUQ-oCzfx8wcx-85TwX4dpULFmbw9aWcVjbJCIU

Dr. Stefanie Green will join us from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where she devotes the majority of her clinical practice to medical aid in dying. Dr. Green is the co-founder and current President of the Canadian Association of MAiD Assessors and Providers (CAMAP).  She is also the medical advisor to the BC Ministry of Health MAiD oversight committee and moderator of CAMAP’s national online forum. Learn more about Dr. Stefanie Green and her work here: https://www.solacebc.ca/

Dr. Rob Jonquiere, who lives in the Netherlands, is a former general practitioner and CEO of the Dutch Right to Die Society the NVVE. He was CEO of the NVVE when the Dutch Law on Euthanasia came into force. Dr. Jonquiere has served as the Executive Director of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies since January 2009. https://wfrtds.org/people/

HSSD is proud to present this distinguished panel of experts at no cost to our members and friends. Please share this invitation with others who may be interested.

Join us via Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84221020066

Meeting ID: 842 2102 0066

Details

Date:
May 16
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84221020066

Organizer

Hemlock Society of San Diego
Phone:
(619) 233-4418
Email:
hemlockSanDiego@gmail.com
Website:
https://www.hemlocksocietysandiego.org/