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  1. Melissa Cook's 6-minute NRP interview on Natural Dying
    • Melissa Cook is an early onset Alzheimer's patient who sorted My Way Cards prior to this interview.
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  2. WBZ News Radio interview on the Jordan Rich Show
    • Dr. Stanley Terman and his colleagues present a strategy for millions who may be challenged with Alzheimer's and other dementias. It's a thoughtful, caring plan for those who want to avoid prolonged pain or suffering at the end of their lives.
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  3. For patients with Advanced Dementia:
    • Interestingly, at almost exactly the same time of the actual presentation, NPR featured Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former Surgeon General David Satcher in a 47-minute discussion about efforts to combat Alzheimer's disease. According to NPR, they are on a task force studying the disease, which may overwhelm the U.S. health care system as baby boomers age. Click to Play or from From NPR's website
    • Also, the same day, a major report was released from the Alzheimer's Study Group. National_Alzheimers_Strategic_Plan.pdf
  4. Voluntary Refusal of Food and Fluid: Growth House Radio, February 2008.
    • On February 15, 2008, for the Education Channel of Growth House Radio, Les Morgan interviewed Stanley A. Terman, Ph.D., M.D., Medical & Executive Director of Caring Advocates, on The Option of Voluntary Refusal of Food & Fluid. The topics covered included: Why some terminally-ill people stopeating and drinking; psychiatric assessment for depression, anorexia nervosa, mental competence, andcontrol needs; legality and ethics of this choice; the medical effects of dehydration and ketosis; how thefamily may respond to the patient's decision; assisted feeding of dementia patients; and advance care planning. Listen at, or read the print version, which was edited for clarity, grammatical correctness, and completeness, and also includes an addendum of a real patient example. The print version is dated June 24, 2008.
    • Audio is available for download here*. Text transcription is available for download here (pdf).
  5. A Legal Alternative to Physician-Hastened Dying, and How to Plan to Avoid Prolonged Indignity of Dementia
    • Part one of this audio probes two challenging questions: Is there a legal alternative to Physician-Assisted Dying? and Can planning prevent prolonged lingering in the indignity of Dementia?

      Dr. Stan Terman's half-hour KPBS interview with Tom Fudge on December 4, 2006.

      The audio concludes with two memoirs: An October Morning and A Peaceful Transition for Henry.

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Also of interest…

  1. Presentation to the Hemlock Society of San Diego
    • Speaker: Stanley A. Terman, Ph.D., M.D.
    • Date: May 8, 2005
    • This 66-minute slightly edited audio may not have perfect sound quality, but it does offer some lighter moments, even though the subject matter seems serious. Speaking on Mothers Day, 2005, to an informed and lively audience, Dr. Stan Terman describes the basic strategy needed for the legal peaceful alternative to Physician-Assisted Suicide.
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  2. Will physician-assisted death be allowed in California?
    • Speakers: Stanley A. Terman, Ph.D., M.D. and Professor Larry Hinman
    • Date: January 19, 2006
    • From the KPBS website: This week the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Oregon's physician-assisted death law, and a new bill is being reviewed by the State Assembly of California.
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