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Dying with dignity in neurodegenerative disorders
  1. Jan van Gijn
  1. Emeritus Professor of Neurology, University Department of Neurology, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands; j.vangijn{at}

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Edited by PK Panegyres. Published by Neurosciences Unit, Department of Health, Perth, Western Australia, $A50. 168 pages. ISBN 978-0-646-49037-3.

End of life decisions continue to be controversial, as attested to by the recent case of Eluana Englaro in Italy. Increasing average life expectancy has caused this problem to demand increasing attention—for example, in patients with neurodegenerative disorders such as motor neuron disease, Parkinson’s disease and related disorders of movement, Huntington’s disease and of course Alzheimer’s …

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