People often think there is more than enough time to think about death and dying and will organise their affairs and care plans when the time comes. It is unfortunately often too late.
Making a Will is something regularly put off and put off, it never quite makes it to the top of the list. Why wait ? Once its done, its done and it only needs the cobwebs dusted off if your circumstances change or you reach the next milestone in your busy life.
As a country we have quite a reserved approach to death, it is rarely a dinner table topic of conversation and not something usually addressed unless your hand is forced. Professor Mayur Lakhani, chair of the Dying Matters Coalition recently urged doctors to be more open and frank about preparing patients and their families for the end of life. As increasing numbers of people are diagnosed and live with dementia it is vital that not only doctors but their family talk about end of life care and getting affairs in order whilst they are healthy.
If you would like to ‘get things sorted’ for whatever reason, contact me and our private client team, we would be happy to help. We are experienced in listening and helping clients at the end of their lives or following a diagnosis of dementia. We are happy to attend the hospital or hospice to see you or if you prefer, in your own home.
Our community is important to us. We are proud to be a part of the inaugural Dying Matters Event which is being held in Hadleigh on Saturday 23rd May. It is a free event and it hopes to start the conversation about the difficult topic of end of life care and dying. I will be there along with other members of the private client team to offer free advice and guidance on a whole range of issues including Wills and Powers of Attorney. The link below is for more detail of the event in Hadleigh, please do stop by our stand and introduce yourselves, it would be good to see you there.