wyrd thoughts: my other blog

"The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things...."

News and views about current affairs, religious freedom issues, and the fight against euthanasia. Also the latest about my cats, goats, sheep, geese and chickens, life in Menominee county, and whatever else is on my mind.

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Location: Wallace, Michigan, United States

"I'm Nobody, who are you?"

These blogs are the work of Nissa Annakindt, writer and farmer from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

My poetry and prose have been published in: Struggle, Above the Bridge, HEATHENzine, Idunna, Marklander, Asynjur and PanGaia.

I also was editor/publisher of the Nine Virtues News in its print incarnation, which ran weekly for a while.

Contact me at: Nissa Annakindt PO Box 95 Wallace, MI 49893 USA

"My strength is the strength of ten, because my heart is pure."

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Brain scan may detect early Alzheimer's

Brain scans may be able to detect Alzheimer's disease very early (click on link above to view story)--- but should this be done?

The pro-death movement has already targeted Alzheimer's patients. One of Jack Kevorkian's early murder victims was a woman in the early stages of Alzheimer's. Euthanasia by dehydration/starvation is considered by many to be the 'non-treatment of choice' for Alzheimer's patients.

Early detection of Alzheimer's can lead to better treatment, prolonging life and improving its quality. But it might be considered cheaper to pressure the Alzheimer's patient into asking for assisted suicide. After all, we live in an age where a disabled people like Terri Schiavo and Nancy Cruzan can be dehydrated/starved to death simply because others don't value the lives of the severely disabled.