After a few years of subtle but clear slipping, Brian Ameche was told by doctors that he had Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive, neurodegenerative disease characterized by memory loss.
On this episode of the Best Life Best Death podcast, I interview Amy Bloom, who tells me, “After a weekend of processing and crying together, Brian said, ‘I’m not here for the long goodbye. You know how I am. I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees. And we’re going to have to find a way for me to end my life while I still have the capacity to consent to ending my life.’ That was the beginning of the journey and the beginning of the book.”
Wow. Just wow. I hope you’ll have a listen.
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