May I express my deep sympathy with her, and with all others who face
a similar situation.
The situation in the Netherlands is better than in most countries,
but not so simple as is sometimes assumed. People who choose for a
voluntary end to their lives must make repeated consistent and
convincing requests, and at least two doctors must agree that the
request should be accepted. Obviously a person suffering from
dementia can never make such requests. This can lead to tragic
situations similar to those described in the article.
Eric T. Ferguson,
van Reenenweg 3, 3702 SB ZEIST Netherlands
tel: +31 30-2673638 e-mail: email@example.com