It goes against the grain to think about and start planning for our death: in fact, only one in three of us has talked to anyone about how or where we’d like to be cared for and die. We avoid and often change the subject, feeling that it is morbid to discuss such things and we fear upsetting people. Sometimes there is the feeling that if we actually talk about death then we will invite it. The evidence in fact shows that most people benefit from discussions about their future.
Whatever stage of life you are at it is important to plan ahead so that you can put your mind at ease and help to process your thoughts. Planning ahead will ease the financial, legal and practical consequences of illness and death and make it easier for your family and friends to deal with.
You may be someone living with a new diagnosis or a life threatening illness, a carer of someone who is unwell or is perhaps developing dementia. In any case if you are someone at any stage of life who would like to sort out your thoughts and feelings and put your affairs in order, or would like help to know how to bring up the subject with relatives and would benefit from doing this with an objective listener, then please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 020 8347 8892
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