This is the concept of “rational suicide” — a minority view in the mental health professions.
Many of these provisions are, to say the least, subject to interpretation. And people with dementia may refuse food one meal, and accept the next.
The latest example comes in a New Yorker essay by Cory Taylor, a woman with a terminal illness.
The last thing this country needs are courts imposing extra-democratically a radical social revolution against venerable values and mores.
My mother died of Alzheimer’s in my home last year. My uncle died of it several years ago. Believe me, I know what Alzheimer’s is like.