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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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I might be losing my mind but I can still peel the spuds!

It can be very easy to slip into a mind set that a person with dementia can no longer do things. This may be because they take longer, or break things, or get frustrated. But that doesn’t matter . I

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I want the kids to get it

What to do if you have forgotten to sever the joint tenancy, but you still want your kids to get your half of the house Often, where there has been a second marriage, the parties to it wish to leave

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The oldest barmaid in the universe?

The hunt goes on for signs of water on Mars. But is this a true sign of life? If you’re really looking for signs of civilisation then don’t you need to find a decent pub? What is the point of

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Extra time

Did you hear Wilko Johnson’s interview on BBC Radio 4′s Front Row last night? Wilko is a musician and former guitarist with the band Dr Feelgood. He’s been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and given 10 months to live. He

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A short guide to the Death Cafe

What is the Death Café? At Death Cafes people come together in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss life and death, drink tea and eat delicious cake. The objective of Death Cafe is “To increase awareness of death with

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The Guerrilla guide to scattering ashes

“It is the first time I have been able to talk about my mother’s death without ending up a gibbering wreck” This parting comment brought home to me what the Death Café was all about. An opportunity for people to

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Death Cafe comes to St Nicholas Hospice

There will be a Death Cafe at St Nicholas Hospice, Bury St Edmunds, on the 14th March all are welcome to attend. It will be an evening of life, death and cake. The Cafe will be open for all three

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Love at first sight

I saw a client today. We got to discussing what he would want said when he died. I asked him how he’d met his wife. ‘It was love at first sight’ he said. ‘On our first date we went to

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Death Island Disc

It’s a four hour round trip from Borley Green to Covent Garden, discounting the time spent staring at the departure board. So four hours to spend another two talking about death may sound a little strange. On the 26th November

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