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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

“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

Everyone has the right to a day at the seaside

It’s a universal right to get sand between your toes, smell the ozone, hear the seagulls, watch the tide lapping the shore and eat an ice cream. This applies if you are one or 101. Whatever stage your dementia has

Posted in Dementia, Health, Social care

The right to die? Post script 1

“….nothing should be decided “lightly, wantonly or unadvisedly”. Following on from my blog of yesterday, there is a lot more in the press today. Including a report in the Independent that a letter written by  cleric Christopher Jones who died from cancer

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Posted in Death, Health, Legal, Social care

The right to die – assisted death or assisted suicide?

  Should we have the right to decide whether we live or die? Is it  right to help a person end their life? Since 1961 it has not been illegal to commit suicide. The State recognises we  have the right to end

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