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Statement on Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Dolly’s World is overseen by a Wisconsin matriarch with dementia who surrounds herself with dolls and lovingly cares for them. Just as her dolls need her, she also needs 24/7 care which her family provides by taking turns to stay with her and keeping the public aware of what goes on in Dolly’s World each day. In an otherwise frantic world filled with fraught, Dolly’s World keeps us entertained and grounded by reminding us of what is most important in life – caring for those who most need our assistance.

Late last year, pro-assisted suicide Compassion and Choices announced that it had entered into an information sharing arrangement with the Alzheimer’s Association. In January, the Alzheimer’s Association discontinued its alliance with Compassion and Choices, stating as follows:

“In an effort to provide information and resources about Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association entered into an agreement to provide education and awareness information to Compassion & Choices, but failed to do appropriate due diligence. Their values are inconsistent with those of the Association. We deeply regret our mistake, have begun the termination of the relationship, and apologize to all of the families we support who were hurt or disappointed.”

Barbara Coombs Lee, former President of Compassion and Choices, stated, regarding the availability of assisted suicide for people with dementia: “It is an issue for another day but is no less compelling.” Coombs Lee said out loud what her organization is planning as a future goal. As we recognize November as Alzheimer’s Month, the Patients’ Rights Action Fund applauds those who conduct research and professionals and family members who work to improve the lives of those with Alzheimer’s as a more worthy goal than seeing Alzheimer patients as having such little worth that they need assisted suicide as a way out.

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Statement for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Statement on Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Dolly’s World is overseen by a Wisconsin matriarch with dementia who surrounds herself with dolls and lovingly cares for them. Just as her dolls need her, she also needs 24/7 care which her family provides by taking turns to stay with her and keeping the public aware of what goes

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