Feb 3, 2014

Alzheimer's Patient Must be Fed Despite Living Will

The family of an Alzheimer's patient who wanted a care facility to stop feeding her so she could die with dignity has lost their battle.

This story has been on going for a long time.

Today the family of Alzheimer's patient, Margot Bentley, lost their bid to have her last wishes honored.

The family wanted a care facility to stop feeding her so she could die with dignity.

Margot Bentley's husband and daughter had applied to the court to enforce the terms of her advance care directive, also known as a living will.

They were opposed by Fraser Health and the operators of Maplewood House, an assisted living facility.

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Margot's family argued that health-care workers were violating her wishes and ignoring her desire to die with dignity.

Read more about this story beginning with this first article from last July.


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Should the court have honored the living will and the wishes of her family; or, sided with the assisted living facility?

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