Fact Sheet: Dementia and medical assistance in dying (MAID) 

Booklet | March 21, 2024

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Medical assistance in dying (MAID) has been a legal option for qualifying people across Canada since 2016.

Download the Dementia and medical assistance in dying (MAID) Fact Sheet

This fact sheet explains everything you need to know about Dementia and medical assistance in dying (MAID) in Canada.

Within this guide, you will find answers to questions such as:

  1. Can someone with dementia access MAID? 
  2. What does it mean to “have capacity?” 
  3. How is a patient’s capacity determined?   
  4. What if a person with dementia does not have capacity? Can their loved one request MAID for them? 
  5. And more… 

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