Posts from August 2018

In Britain we’re not very good at talking about one of the few life events that we can be sure about. Our death. 
It’s good to talk 
Even though almost one third of us say that we think about dying once a week, we don’t talk about it, explain our wishes to our loved ones or make any plans. 
The hospice and neurological care charity, Sue Ryder, is encouraging people to talk to those closest to them about their own death. 
Those of us currently leading active, healthy lives can look forward to living for many more years than earlier generations. 
However, the Alzheimer’s Society has recently published figures showing the number of people living with dementia will more than double in the coming decades, partly because we are all living longer. 
In June a couple succeeded in their legal bid to have civil partnerships recognised for heterosexual couples. 
The Supreme Court said the Civil Partnership Act, which currently applies only to same-sex couples, is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. 
However, the judgement doesn’t mean that the government will have to change the law. 
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