Dignitas accepts the first case of suicide for dementia from the UKBMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3595 (Published 03 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3595
- Clare Dyer
An 83 year old man has become the first known Briton to have ended his life at the Dignitas assisted suicide centre in Switzerland because he was diagnosed with dementia.
The professional man, who was in the early stages of the condition, travelled to Zurich with his wife in March, but his death has only now been made public.
Michael Irwin, a retired general practitioner and campaigner for the legalisation of …
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