Death Cafés are helping to remove the taboo associated with talking about death. Sharan Watson considers how these...More
Following the death of a loved one, advice from probate lawyer Philippa Barton is to make sure you understand the process of settling...More
Holly Andrews highlights the value of a Will to your end of life plans and what your key considerations should be. More
Final Choices' end of life care expert Mary Jordan considers how families of people with dementia come to terms with the progression of...More
Lasting power of attorney and advance decisions are two ways you can ensure your wishes are fulfilled if you are no longer capable of...More
A death plan allows you to relieve the burden of decision making from the shoulders of those you love and creates the opportunity for a peaceful end of life. More
Mary Jordan explains the first steps that should be taken after receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. More
Rising funeral costs, lack of savings and low income have put UK families in financial difficulty when dealing with bereavement writes Rosie Inman-Cook. More
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High Court to hear Noel Conway’s claim that 1961 Suicide Act breaches his human right to a ‘dignified death’. More
Assisted dying. Paul Hensby argues that people living with terminal illness must have a choice over their end of life care and also the...More
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The cost of dying has risen by more than eight percent in a single year. Paul Hensby questions can you really afford not to plan your...More
The country was deeply saddened at the drowning of five young Tamils at Camber Sands last month. The tragedy highlighted the...More
Gene Wilder, who has died aged 83, was a complex and admirable man, who like many gifted comedians, had his own well-hidden demons. More
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