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Letters Fear of death

Dementia is more frightening

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 27 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2301
  1. Peter N Young, retired consultant anaesthetist
  1. 1Cheltenham, UK
  1. pnyoung{at}

In her thoughtful article, Heath states “Everyone is afraid of death or dying,” but I’m not sure that this is true.1 I certainly have no immediate wish to die. However, from the perspective …

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