"The facts of the case are simple enough. The dead woman had dementia. Before she developed dementia, she told family, friends and medics that it would be her wish to die before the dementia ravaged her mind completely. Unknown to the woman, and without consulting her, her family and medics came to the decision that the dementia had advanced to a stage where her prior wishes should be triggered."
"Unbeknownst to her, a sedative was added to the woman`s morning coffee. The intent was to render her senseless, and then to administer a fatal drug. A quiet death, and one she would not even be aware of."
"Unfortunately, the sedative did not work correctly. The woman came to her senses and realised that her doctor was trying to kill her. She asked her family to stop the doctor. Her family did not stop the doctor."
The case was discussed on UK Column News:
Brian Gerrish began by saying: "We would like to remind people that it was David Cameron, a few years ago, who pointed out that millions of people were expected to have dementia in the UK. There was no discussion as to where the dementia had come from but millions of people - I think two million was actually the figure that David Cameron mentioned - and the government needed to deal with it."
"Well this is one of the little headlines again we were sent. `David Cameron joins Alzheimer`s Research UK as our President to continue a mission he instigated through the Prime Minister`s Dementia Challenge`. Now that`s a report from January 2017."
"Now this was a ... recent headline. `David Cameron`s venture capital fund invests [millions] in search for first dementia drugs`. So more business for the big pharmaceuticals Mike."
Mike Robinson asks: "Is that drugs to create dementia?"
"Well .... they get profit both ways because we know that elderly people are being given sedatives in residential and care homes which produce dementia-like symptoms where, presumably, the drug companies can then give them more drugs for trying to cure the symptoms they created in the first place."
"But it says `The Dementia Discovery Fund is the world`s largest investment fund focused on a single medical research area. Its backers, who have invested £290 million, include Bill Gates, the UK Government and seven top pharmaceutical firms, including GSK and Pfizer`."
"So there you are, rest assured that David Cameron has your best interests at heart and he`ll be thinking of you as you`re lying on your bed in the care home."
"But this was an interesting one, also sent through to us. So it`s Sell2Wales. This is the official website where contract details are notified and we`ve got here ... `computerised cognitive behaviour therapy` - software is what they`re talking about and some small print here. We`ll see what we can do..."
"It says: `The Scottish Government has recognised changes. This has to do with a massive increase in people with depression, stress and anxiety coming forward in Scotland and the number of individuals prescribed antidepressants which has doubled in five years with a demand in specialist face-to-face psychological therapy doubling in the past ten years`."
"The Scottish Government has recognised these challenges through its 2020 vision which states the need to underpin service redesign with the use of digital health while enabling patients to self-manage their own conditions."
"Do you like the sound of this Mike?"
"In 2017/18, full national roll-out of the Computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) service across all 14 territorial health boards was achieved offering a national solution to the increasing demand of common mental health problems such as low-mood, depression and anxiety."
"So is there a coincidence between that and the opioid problem in Scotland?"
"Well I think there`s some questions to be asked. But the person who sent this to me said `I find this advert very very creepy `and I certainly agree with them on that. But we know that elderly people are being induced into dementia-like symptoms and we know that many people are suffering depression or anxiety or stress illnesses as a result of the society that the government is creating around them. So Artificial Intelligence is going to sort it out. Maybe."
"Well possibly not."
Digital cognitive behavioural therapy which has been developing in various countries has a little offering from Canada explaining what it is.