Voluntary euthanasia: assisted dying 'Catch-22' for dementia sufferers

By Chris Johnston
Updated June 12 2016 - 1:13am, first published June 11 2016 - 2:15pm
Dr Bill Silvester, director of Respecting Patient Choices, at the Austin Hospital. Photo: Ken Irwin
Dr William Silvester with a patient in Intensive Care at The Austin Hospital. Photo: Simon O'Dwyer

Dementia sufferers – including those with Alzheimer's disease – will not benefit from legal assisted dying in Victoria, according to a leading end-of-life care expert.