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Keyword: Advance Directive / Living Will

Enduring power of attorney and lasting powers of attorney

Alzheimer's Society

People who lack mental capacity need someone else to manage their legal, financial and health affairs. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 made provision for people to choose someone to manage not only their finances and property should they become incapabl...

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Five things to do before I die - Information to help you think about dying plans

Dying Matters

Many of us have specific wishes about how we’d like to die, or how long we want doctors to try to keep us alive, or what we’d like to happen after our deaths. There are wills, care and legal arrangements to be sorted – perhaps even issues surrounding...

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Myth busting - Getting the facts right about death and dying

Dying Matters

From our childhood, we absorb images and ideas about dying. Some of them are wrong but, because we don’t talk about dying much, our misconceptions grow. The trouble is that these myths can get in the way of us planning properly for how we would like ...

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One last thing: information to help those close to someone who is old or ill

Dying Matters

No one wants to talk about dying. But if someone close to you is old or ill, it’s a subject you may feel you have to raise soon. There may be practical matters – care arrangements, wills - as well as emotional matters. It’s such a hard subject to rai...

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Putting your house in order: five things you can plan for end of life

Dying Matters

None of us want to think about getting ill and dying. But none of us want to make things difficult for our loved ones either. So it’s important, for their sake, not to delay making significant arrangements like care, wills and funeral plans until it’...

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Remember when we... Starting the conversation if someone close to you is dying

Dying Matters

Some people don’t die as they might have wished to. They may not have left a will, or expressed wishes about their funeral, care arrangements for dependents, or donating organs. Or they may simply not have said what they wanted to say. This isn’t jus...

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Still going strong: a guide to living with Dementia

Mental Health Foundation

This booklet explains some of the basic facts about dementia, gives ideas on where you can get practical and emotional help, offers advice on planning for the future, and details some strategies which other people have used to cope with dementia.

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Thinking of you... What to say if someone you know is dying

Dying Matters

People who are very ill or dying can become very isolated. Friends and acquaintances sometimes avoid them, not out of maliciousness, but because they don’t know what to do or say. They decide not to ring them as they usually would, or think that it’s...

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Time to talk? Starting end of life care conversations with people affected by dementia

Dying Matters

A friend or relative has just been diagnosed with dementia. Perhaps you had suspected it for a while. Somtimes it can come as a shock, sometimes diagnosis can actually be a relief. But what can you say to them, how can you help them plan for the end ...

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To Do List - Information for ill or older people who want to start conversations about the future with family, friends or carers

Dying Matters

Talking about death doesn’t bring death closer. It’s about planning for life, helping you make the most of the time that you have. But often family members find it hard. Here’s what one woman said: "My kids aren’t up to discussing the fact that I mig...

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Your life and your choices: plan ahead

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet explains how you can plan ahead for your future care. It discusses creating a Lasting Power of Attorney, writing down how you’d like to be cared for using a Preferred Priorities for Care document and writing Advance Decisions to Refuse T...

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