I have so many thoughts about this issue. I have a disabled daughter. Someday, almost certainly she will develop alzheimers. She will not remember me, who she is. She will become an infant, in an adult body. All meaningful life for her will be done. I will watch her die by inches. What possible value could such a lengthy painful death be for either of us. I would no more consider killing her, than I would consider killing myself. This is my thought. I believe that we as human beings bounce off each other. We learn from each interaction we have with each other, either by directly experiencing it or by observing it. Perhaps through our long journey together, my daughter and I will teach those of you who care for us, the beauty of the human spirit. Ours and yours. I cared for a 90 year old dying man and his wife. She stayed at his bedside, and provided all care. He would cry out for her and she would pull her tired old 90 year old body up out of the chair and go to him, guietly administering to his needs. Holding his hand, comforting him. What I would have missed had I not witnessed her devotion. What a gift I was given. I bet she wished his torment would end. I bet she didn't consider one minute that she should do it herself. I know not every end of life scenario is so uplifting. Factor in excruciating pain. Neglect. Anger....... But , I believe that each stage of our life must be experienced. Sometimes we revel in our life, sometimes we simply endure. I don't think death is any different. Just my thoughts.