The Dementia Escape Clause: End of Life VSED

The Dementia Escape Clause: End of Life VSED

November 10, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

First Unitarian Society

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Please join Compassion & Choices for a conversation with Cheryl Harms Hauser and her daughter, Wendy Longacre Brown, about Cheryl’s proactive role in planning for a peaceful death by voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED).

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Cheryl was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2019. In sharing their story, Cheryl and Wendy hope to educate people about their options for control at the end of life and leave a legacy of empowerment for those living with a dementia diagnosis.

Cheryl Harms Hauser moved to Minneapolis in 1974 and fell in love with Chain of Lakes and the vibrant art scene. She put down roots and raised her family here. Cheryl was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2019 and is now focused on the people and activities that bring her joy.

Wendy Longacre Brown is a certified end-of-life doula and legacy creator, trained by the International End-of-Life Doula Association. She provides emotional, educational, and spiritual support honoring every path one might choose for their end-of-life journey. She is a founding member of the Minnesota Death Collaborative.

HumanistsMN is an ally of Compassion and Choices Minnesota — an advocacy group that works to improve care and expand choices at end of life.

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