Advance requests video library

The lack of access to advance requests is a critical gap in our country’s assisted dying legislation — and must be corrected.

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Sandra Demontigny is a 45-year-old woman with early-onset Alzheimer’s who desperately wants the option of an advance request for MAID.
 Annie Benoit is a supporter whose father was diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s, whose family experience led her to advocate for this change to the law.
When Dave was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, his wife and daughter became passionate advocates for advance requests for medical assistance in dying. Today, they share Dave’s story and why advance requests are vital for people across Canada.
Why are legal advance requests for medical assistance in dying so critical? Ron Posno explains from the perspective of someone living with dementia.
Senator Pamela Wallin is an independent Senator and member of the Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID). In this video, she advocates for advance requests for MAID both as a parliamentarian, and as an individual who watched her mother’s decline from dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Dr. Georges L’Espérance explains the concept of an advance request for medical assistance in dying (MAID), the levels of public support, and how Quebec’s Bill 11 and the Criminal Code of Canada are currently out of sync.
Cindy Player and her partner, Lorna McRae, sat down with Dying With Dignity Canada to talk about living with Alzheimer’s, the waiver of final consent, and the meaning of choice.
Natalie Lakovic and Tanya Secord supported their father through an “absolutely traumatic, horrible four-year battle” with Lewy Body Dementia. Today, they are advocating for the legalization of advance requests in Canada.

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