Should VAD be offered to patients facing advanced dementia?

Dementia Australia has argued those living with dementia should be given the same end-of-life options as others

Despite its protracted and complex origins, Australia’s subsequent adoption of voluntary assisted dying has been rapid.

Holding patient's hand

Yesterday, NSW became the nation's final state to legalise euthanasia. 

But the ethical debates continue, not least about where this is all heading.

One of the most difficult, ethically complex and, some may argue, immoral discussions, is the use of voluntary assisted dying (VAD) for patients with dementia.