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Elderly Care & Court of Protection

Advance decisions: what are they and are they still worth doing? - 17 November 2016

For some years now it has been possible for individuals to set out the circumstances in which they would refuse …

Dementia Awareness Week - 17 May 2016

This week is Dementia Awareness Week. Dementia is affecting an increasing number of individuals, with a wider and potentially younger …

Dying Awareness Week: making sure your loved ones know your plans - 13 May 2016

Most of us think about getting older and worry about how we will cope physically, but it is not so …

Dying Awareness Week: signing up as an organ donor - 12 May 2016

I recently spent a fascinating afternoon in The Wohl Pathology Museum in Edinburgh, which includes an extensive collection of organs …

Dying awareness week: the importance of making a Will - 11 May 2016

I was fascinated to read the Law Commission’s report on ‘legal oddities: fact or fiction’ – and particularly relieved to …

Dying awareness week: planning for your future care and support - 10 May 2016

What will happen if there comes a time when you cannot manage your own affairs, perhaps because you have a …

Dying Awareness Week: the importance of making a funeral plan - 9 May 2016

Why plan your funeral? Why indeed. You won’t be there to enjoy it (unlike Noela Rukundo). However, planning your own funeral …

Incapacity : the legacy of Hillsborough and Tony Bland - 29 April 2016

The jury has returned from its deliberations on the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 Liverpool FC fans died. The 96th …