23 Oct Article: “My Father Didn’t Want to Live if He Had Dementia. But Then He Had It.” (New York Times)
“Two years ago, when my father was dying of dementia, my siblings and I faced a terrible dilemma: Whose wishes for his medical treatment were we to honor? Those of my father back when he was a healthy, highly functioning geneticist? Or those of the simpler, weakened man my father had become?
It was a predicament that has led me to rethink my views on advance directives for end-of-life care…”Read