From the Daily Mirror, September 29:

Sharon, mum to Aimee, 24, Kelly, 22, and Jack, 21, explains: “Ozzy and I have absolutely come to the same decision. We believe 100% in euthanasia so have drawn up plans to go to the assisted suicide flat in Switzerland if we ever have an illness that affects our brains. If Ozzy or I ever got Alzheimer’s, that’s it – we’d be off.
“We gathered the kids around the kitchen table, told them our wishes and they’ve all agreed to go with it.
“I saw my father suffer from the day he came back into my life in 2002 to the day he died in July. There’s no way I could go through what he did, or put my kids through that….”

“At least with something like cancer you can communicate, say how you feel and explain why your body hurts.
“But my father deteriorated at such a rapid speed he became a shell of himself – dribbling, wearing a diaper and tied into a wheelchair because he didn’t realise he could no longer walk.
“Some say the disease is hereditary so at the first sign I want to be put out of my misery.
“Ozzy and I have asked our lawyers to make the appropriate arrangements. It’s taken away some of the fear of our ending and is a final gift of love to our kids.”…
If either of us had an illness that affected our brain, we’d end it all…

Many diseases and accidents quickly or slowly incapacitate a person. Sharon’s suicide criteria is apparently incoherence.
Her description of her father with late-stage Alzheimers describes a baby during his/her first year of life: “… dribbling, wearing a diaper and tied into a wheelchair because he didn’t realise he could no longer walk…” What’s the difference?
And aside from dribbling it fits the description of spinal cord-injured Christopher Reeve’s last 11 years of life. He actually required even greater care than Sharon’s father since he couldn’t even breathe on his own. What’s the difference?
So apparently if Sharon can apologize, complain, or vent about her illiness, it is still worth living.
And she considers parental double-suicide – one of whom is still fit – a “gift of love”?
I’d say she is already incoherent. More proof, from the same article:

These days it’s grandchildren Sharon yearns for. “I’m so dying to be a grandma, it’s disgusting,” she laughs. “What mother says to their girls, ‘Oh, it doesn’t matter if you get pregnant, darling. Don’t take the Pill, I don’t mind!'”

“[D]ying to be a grandma….” Pardon the pun?

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