I recently wrote about my involvement with the judging of the Northern Lights awards.
One of the categories up for an award, as well as ‘Living well’ was ‘Dying well’.
The presentations on Dying well were some of the best I’d seen. They weren’t depressing, they weren’t morbid as many would think. They were practical, sensitive and also full of information on how best to start the talking..
Dying well starts at diagnosis. Talking about it doesn’t mean death is necessarily imminent – it could be years away. Talking about death while your still able helps you to share with loved ones all the things that mean so much to you.
Do you want to take part in research when you lose capacity?
Have you written your will?
Lasting Power of Attorney?
Do you want to be buried or cremated?
Is there anyone you don’t want at your funeral? – hadn’t thought of that one!🙄
Do you have any favourite music?
It’s definitely the elephant in the room
But talking now you can reduce those fears and more importantly reduce the hassle for those left behind…
You can’t tell people when you’re dead so talk about it now and then you can relax and carry on enjoying each day and each moment……..