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Planning a funeral: Answers for the bereaved

... Planning a funeral: Answers for the bereaved FUNERAL, END OF LIFE, BEREAVEMENT, UNDERTAKER Planning a funeral can appear an intimidating prospect. It's an event where a never-ending checklist of tasks looms large, all to be undertaken when you are in the midst of ...

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 ...

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, ...

10 questions to ask your parents before it's too late

... 10 questions to ask your parents before it's too late death, probate, funeral, power of attorney, finances There are some questions that are really hard to ask, but knowing the answers can greatly relieve the pressure in times of emergency or end of life ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wills and Probate – why are they so important?

... Wills and Probate – why are they so important? probate, funeral, assets, inheritance tax, will When it comes to preparing a Will or organising probate a lot of us don't know much about what's involved. We asked Arrangingafuneral.co.uk, a comprehensive funeral guide ...

Caring for a father with Parkinson's

... Parkinson's had taken a great toll on his body. He was 85. The same firm of undertakers that buried Nelson handled my father's funeral arrangements- it was only fitting. I saw him at the funeral parlour. He looked very peaceful and calm and his dignity ...

When helpers become the enemy

... eulogy and what I would say. I wanted to explain his mental illness. I knew a lot of people would come to his funeral who were unaware that his rude and abusive behaviour was due to his mental condition. It wasn't the real him. His delusional ...

My strategy for coping with grief

... marriage. We suspect that she knew about her heart condition but would not have wanted to worry us. The kind words at her funeral were a testament to how much she was loved. The care choices for dad Now what? Who could answer the question where ...