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Alzheimer's Disease
Outpatient commitment law is crucial
Outpatient commitment law is crucial

In response to The Sun's recent editorial, "Refusing treatment" (Dec. 11), what disability rights groups omit when they say that "assertive community outpatient services" are better than outpatient civil commitment for the seriously mentally are the following sad and enduring facts. Assertive outpatient services barely exist and can easily be refused. A third of prisoners are mentally ill and a third of homeless people are. Meanwhile, civil liberties are violated each and every day all across our Land of the Free, and in the case of other brain illnesses or impairments such as Alzheimer's, dementia, intellectual impairment, stroke, brain cancer and autism,...