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As growing numbers of Americans live to an advanced age, the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease (ALZ) and other dementia-type diseases have also increased. Currently, an estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have ALZ and by 2050 as many as 16 million may be diagnosed...

When dementia patients want to assert their autonomy, they often encounter the reaction that Susan Saran received: a categorical rejection of their right to refuse feeding while continuing to receive the residential care they need. While there are very specific legal obstacles to making medical...