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Dutch Probe ‘Appalling’ Euthanasia of Dementia Patient

(AP) — In a rare series of moves, Dutch authorities are investigating whether doctors may have committed crimes in five euthanasia cases, including the deaths of two women with advanced Alzheimer’s disease.

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Japan Tags Dementia Sufferers with Barcodes

(AFP) — A Japanese city has introduced a novel way to keep track of senior citizens with dementia who are prone to getting lost — tagging their fingers and toes with scan-able barcodes.

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Adam Sandler Film Idea Being Used to Help Dementia Patients

In the 2004 romantic comedy 50 First Dates, Adam Sandler’s character courts a young woman (Drew Barrymore) with dementia as a result of brain damage, and late in the film, helps her to remember him each day with a video of who he is and how they met.