In the age of the Zimmer frame, carpet slippers, the colostomy bag, wheel chair, hearing aid, vacant stare, broken hip, toothless grin etc. etc. its important to remember it doesn’t need to be like that. We are all living longer and must not forget that. If you are reading this while sitting on the sofa in […]
Ronnie, Reggie and George – How to save on Inheritance Tax
You pay Inheritance tax at 40% – How to save that “eight bob in the pound” If you missed my talk, to Bury Chamber this morning on Inheritance Tax (‘IHT’) I’ve set out the notes below. The reference above is to Ronnie and Reggie Kray, infamous East End villains of the 1960’s and George is our “wonderful” […]
Falling over as we age, shouldn’t be taken as a given!
“Put that light out!” – No keep it on. We can do a lot to prevent falls as we age. I was with my mum at the weekend. It was around 7.30 am and the sun was still poking it’s head over the horizon. Walking into the kitchen I turned the light on. “We don’t […]
Death is inevitable, enjoying life isn’t!
While we must all die one day, how much we enjoy life is very much down to the individual. Come to the Death Café in Bury St Edmunds on 20th January 7.00 – 9.00 PM The Margaret Kemp Room The Quaker Meeting House St John’s Street Bury St Edmunds IP33 1SJ (visit www.burystedmundsquakers.org for directions) […]
The return of life, death and doughnuts – The Death Cafe is back!
“Did you bring joy to the world and have you found joy?” This for me is what death is all about. It’s about life. Its realising none of us lives for ever. As good old Pope Paul said “We all only have so many tomorrows.” So in the New Year I will be running some […]
“There are only so many tomorrows!”
“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” – Pope Paul VI, Italian Pope, 1897-1978 Actor Rebekah […]
“If you are lost, then I will find you.”
“Ich hab mich verloren” (“I am lost.”) The words of Auguste Deter – the first person ever diagnosed with dementia – came back to me as the wonderful Dr Jennifer Bute, told us about her decade of living with the condition. “If a person is lost, they need to […]
Beware the baby boomer time bomb!
Why knowing about dementia can be good for your business and help those living with it FREE seminar 28th October 4.30-6.00 PM £6,700 billion (80%) of the country’s wealth is owned by the people over 50 One person in three over 65 is predicted at some stage to have to live with dementia Many […]
Dementia my family and I – advice for the individual and for business
Dementia at home and work – the legal (and non-legal) implications Eighty percent of the nations wealth is owned by those over 50. The numbers of people living with dementia over the age of 65 is on the increase. What are the implications for you, your family and your business? How can you best act for […]
Would a little more conversation have kept Ashya King’s parents out of jail?
Are doctors and other hospital staff good communicators, when it comes to talking to patients and families? Some of them are, but as the “My name is campaign” seems to have illustrated lot of medical staff aren’t. “I was in hospital recently” said a colleague of mine, when I asked her about the campaign. “Someone […]