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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 ...

5 reasons to retire overseas

... parents' age and older to make the move overseas. Whether emigrating on a short or long term basis it's a big decision to undertake with many factors to take into account, yet the benefits can be considerable. We share our top 5 reasons to start a ...

Tips on avoiding electrical danger in the home

... a registered electrician. To find one in your area, just click here. There are also some basic visual checks you can also undertake. How old is the fusebox? See if there is an up-do-date fusebox including an RCD (residual current device) which cuts ...

How to keep driving with renewed confidence

... driving, gain greater awareness of other road users and avoid crashes! It also means they and their passengers are less likely to dread undertaking a journey in the car. The length of the course depends on current abilities but typically runs over three to six months providing ...

How to enjoy the benefits of compost in your garden

... is a nutrient-rich substance that is created when nature recycles decomposed organic materials a natural process essential to the growth of plants. When people undertake composting in their gardens, they are encouraging this recycling to occur more quickly by providing optimum conditions for it to take place. ...

Safe exercise in later life expands horizons

... to my self-diagnosis of a life-threatening abdominal aortic aneurysm, I'm sure I wouldn't be here today. In my case my continued ability to undertake extreme physical tasks such as this owes much, I believe, to my on-going study of the Feldenkrais Method, which combines learning ...

How dad's humour eased his death

... a month later. At the time I was a clergy wife. Death was a normal part of life funerals, the bereaved, undertakers phoning the house and so it came naturally to me to cope by trying to help my siblings through this awful time. The ...

How can we tell if a parent has Alzheimer's disease? Part 2

... and dementia and conditions affecting the brain. Its Central London Centre is one of a small number of centres in the UK which is undertaking final- phase international clinical trials for new drugs designed to slow down the progression of disease and its symptoms.Dr Vir Seth FRCP, ...

Caring for a father with Parkinson's

... a brain haemorrhage. The effects of 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 ...

How speech therapy can improve communication

... and what you can do to help with their understanding. Not every strategy works for everyone, so it's important for the therapist to undertake an assessment to work out the best plan and approaches to therapy, in order to maintain or improve the patient's communication success. ...