Let me ask a question. What is the point of Christianity? I am not down on them. I like Christians even if I don't understand them. You believe that you will go to heaven don't you? If you are a sinner and do not repent you will be eternally damned yes?
When a person the essence of who they are what made them special (their memories) why do you take away my rights to a peaceful end. God and Religion have no part in this. That is why we have separation of church and state. Maybe I don't understand the US constitution at all.
So why do you want to interfere and pass laws restricting my freedom. What does my choosing death have to do with you?
Also in regards to the players protesting on the field. They have every right to do so. I don't know why anyone would want to crash into each other. Maybe they just like to hurt people. I was at a family gathering and they had football on. I saw one guys knee pad covered in someone else's blood. I saw one player being held up while another player went helmet to helmet with him and knocked him unconscious. It all happens so fast and I don't blame anyone. I was just so freaked out I walked out of the room, but it's their right to play the game.
The point is I don't want them to do it, but I defend their right to do beat each other's brains into pulp.
As I have heard, even though they know they will suffer a lifetime of pain from injuries and possible brain damage none of the players would stop playing. It is an awful sport IMO, but it is their right to play it and our right to watch it or in my case not to watch.
Getting back to Alzheimer's if you want to watch your wife or husband get worse and worse until there is nothing left except their body by all means do so. If you want to lose you life savings paying for healthcare then it's your money, but what happens to you when all the money is gone and she is too?
My only saving grace was that my money is mine because we were not married. If not, I would be broke and not have enough money to pay my medical bills. It could still happen.
I want the right to choose. I don't want to live if I don't know who I am. Nursing home in collusion with Medicaid take it all unless you know 5 years in advance who will be the one needing nursing home care. Don't start with Long Term Care insurance as all they did was take my money.
So for those who believe in immortal souls don't be a hypocrite. I don't want you to change your beliefs, but Alzheimer's is a virus sweeping our country and no one is talking about it.