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.
Sometimes they show their true hands.
If this keeps up, there will be a social expectation created that suicide is the right and proper way out — and not just for those with terminal illnesses.
The latest example comes in a New Yorker essay by Cory Taylor, a woman with a terminal illness.