Making sure your loved ones know your plans

Although the majority of terminal illnesses are diagnosed without delay, it is possible for illnesses such as cancer to be missed or their diagnosis delayed, sometimes resulting in individuals being left with very little time to plan for their death.

The importance of making your loved ones aware of your wishes can never be underestimated and it is never too soon to start.

Planning can be as simple as signing up to be an organ donor, having an informal chat with your family or friends about what music you would like played at your funeral or how you would like your remains to be dealt with or as formal preparations such as a Power of Attorney or an Advanced Decision. The legalities can be daunting but preparation is key and having plans in place before you die can be of great comfort to you and those around you.

Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can plan for today – have the #Bigconversation

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