Good News – August 1, 2019

Really good news, the Alzheimer’s Society for Canada(ASC) is revising its policy regarding MAID.   Pending ratification by the Board of Directors in September, the ASC will post its new policy on their website.   Now we can move forward with programmes that truly provide a “Beacon of Hope” for many people living with dementia.   And now, more importantly, we can actively support Dying With Dignity Canada(DWDC) in its attempts to rectify the shortfalls of MAID.   See the ASC’s stated intention as of August 1, 2019.

London Morning with Rebecca Zandbergen – March 25, 2019: Dementia Awareness

Public Education Coordinator Susan Oster and Ron Posno, who was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, tell London Morning about a series of workshops aimed at dissolving the stigma around dementia.

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-158-london-morning/clip/15681505-dementia-awareness

Ron’s Purpose Regarding MAID

WARNING:   THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS ABOUT MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING(MAID) MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME.   MY INTENTION IS NOT TO OFFEND, BUT TO INFORM THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO BECOME INFORMED.

The most compelling health legislation in this country – the Canada Health Act – was offered to Canadians in 1967.   Highly regarded and anticipated by many and feared by others, MAID was offered to some Canadians in June, 2016 after direction from the Supreme Court of Canada a year and a half earlier.   Unfortunately, MAID is a failure in design:   it deliberately excludes many Canadians undertaking a grievous and hurtful existence leading to death – including all of us facing a future with dementia – from even consideration of MAID.

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