Author Terry Pratchett, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008, visits people with serious disease considering ending their lives on their own terms. He talks with close family members about their feelings.
Terry and his assistant visit Dignitas in Switzerland and film the chosen death of Peter Smedley, with his loving wife by his side. His wife had watched her mother’s drawn-out death for 11 weeks in intensive care and observed her mother gesture for an end to her suffering. Peter was afflicted with motor neuron disease.
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