Why age is just a number

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

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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

Posted in Financial, Legal

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

Posted in Health

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

Posted in Death, Death Cafe, Health

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

Posted in Death, Death Cafe

“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!

Posted in Death, Death Cafe, Health

“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

Posted in Death, Dementia, Health, Legal

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

Posted in Dementia, Financial, Health, Legal, Powers of Attorney

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

Posted in Dementia, Health, Legal, Powers of Attorney, Social care

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

Posted in Health, Social care
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