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Alzheimer’s Patients Using Advance Directives To Refuse Hand Feeding

Alzheimer’s patients who did not want to be kept alive with feeding tubes or other artificial means have for years had a way out. They signed a document to halt such interventions, using advance written directives. While still lucid, they wrote down these crucial end-of-life decisions before the disease robbed them of their mental capacity. But…

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