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Now Spoon Feeding is Extraordinary Care?

A family wants spoon feeding of their mother stopped.

A Canadian woman directed that she be refused medical treatment, and indeed, that she be euthanized if she had Alzheimer's and could not recognize her children. She has the disease and is spoon fed. But the family wants that stopped.. From the National Post story: According to Ms. Hammond, she is lifted into and out of bed with a hoist, spends her time virtually motionless in a wheelchair and is kept alive only through regular spoon-feeding. “She’s not taking it by choice, that’s clear,” said Dr. Andrew Edelson, Ms. Bentley’s doctor, who suspects the whole feeding process is purely reflex. “She doesn’t have the ability to make choice and if she had the ability to make choice, she would refuse; she’d clamp her mouth shut and nobody would try to feed her,” he said.
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