Few people think about their death. Most wait until someone close has died. But making a basic plan is not as unsettling or difficult as you might think and the emotional and financial benefits for those you leave behind can be huge. You do not need to make decisions about all the details for
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An Advance Decision (formerly known as a Living Will) allows you to specify how you wish to be cared for and treated at the end of life in the event you are unable to make decisions because you lack mental capacity. You can draw this up yourself, but you may want to consult a solicitor
A lasting power-of-attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you (the ‘donor’) to appoint someone you trust giving them the power to make decisions on your behalf (the ‘attorney’) whilst you are still alive but are unable to deal with your own affairs or make your own decisions (for example, as a result of
When thinking about end of life matters, have you thought about organ and tissue donation? An organ donor can save and transform up to nine lives and a tissue donor can potentially help dozens of people. There are currently around 7,000 people in the UK on the waiting list for a transplant. This figure
Bryan Sanger: “A grateful organ recipient” The impending death of a loved one is never easy. The process and stages of preparation, coping, and, inevitably, grieving becomes a rite of passage. For some, that loss is also literally a life changing experience when the person who died was a registered organ donor. The subject of
Eco-friendly or ‘green’ funerals are becoming more popular. Here’s our simple guide for anyone considering going ‘green’. They are valid for any funeral – religious or secular, and regardless of whether the deceased held strong views about the environment. State your intentions First and foremost, pre-planning is the best way to get exactly what you
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