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How dad's humour eased his death

... How dad's humour eased his death death, end-of-life, funeral, story This week's storyteller is Gill. A terminal illness is hard for anyone to come to terms with but when Gill's dad was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease he dealt with it in a surprising way ...

Talking about death over dinner

... Talking about death over dinner death, communication, end-of-life, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. Our storyteller shares how broaching the subject of dying with your parents doesn't have to be hard, especially when your mum brings up her own death at ...

What to do when a parent dies

... What to do when a parent dies death certificate, funeral, assets, inheritance tax, bereavement Losing a parent is an emotional time. Yet there are numerous practical tasks to be undertaken some quickly, some over time. Here's a step-by-step guide to what you ...

When dementia brings death to your door

... When dementia brings death to your door dementia, death, grief, end-of-life, story When When They Get Older launched last year Jill Sinclair, The Glasgow Herald blogger, became a supporter, contributor and friend. She shared with us just how important it was ...

How to find the right life insurance for your parent

... How to find the right life insurance for your parent Insurance, money, death, If your parent is considering life insurance for the first time and faces bewilderment at the level of choice Ashley Shepherd, Managing Director of Over50choices, offers his guidance through a diverse ...

Talking about dying with your parents

... Talking about dying with your parents death, communication, end-of-life, funeral, power of attorney, Joe Levenson, Director of Communications for the Dying Matters Coalition shares practical advice for starting the conversation with your parent about the future. When it comes to dying, ...

A guide to Inheritance Tax

... planning could help avoid. What is Inheritance Tax? Inheritance Tax is paid when someone transfers the ownership of their assets, usually on death. Each individual has an allowance of 325,000 known as the 'nil rate band', assets under this amount is free ...

What happens if a relative dies intestate?

... What happens if a relative dies intestate? PROBATE, WILL, ASSETS, EXECUTOR The death of a relative is always a difficult emotional time for the surviving family members and friends, but if the deceased died without having made a valid Last Will and Testament, ...

What does a hospice do?

... What does a hospice do? end-of-life, bereavement, hospice, death, funeral, grief When a parent reaches end of life or has a terminal illness it can be difficult to care for them full-time at home. Hospitals are not an ideal place to end ...

What to expect from your chosen care home

... What to expect from your chosen care home eldercare, education, communication, death, end-of-life Helping your parent into care can be a difficult decision especially when you don't know what to ask from your parent's care provider. Kris Scotting, an expert in nursing and ...