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In reference to the essay “Alzheimer’s patients deserve death with dignity”:

I want to add that the main choice to live or die at the time of diagnosis should be up to the patient. We choose to live as we want, and we should have the same right to die as we want. If a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, they are terminal, and that’s the operative word, whether it be one year or 10. They should not have to wait for the six-month OK from a doctor.

It should not be up to lawmakers to OK our death. We are more humane to our pets than our people, and that is wrong.

Katie Chace, Bellevue