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Grief and Loss

How to offer support to a grieving friend

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers guidance on how to be there for others.

Health

The power of talk - and sharing problems

Problems shared - with qualified listeners – can be lifesaving.

Health news

Residents in these regions are most likely to have heart disease

Revealed: the regions where residents are 50 per cent more vulnerable to Australia’s leading killer.

Prevention

Ischaemic heart disease Australia’s top killer, but dementia close behind

Dementia is now the second leading cause of death among Australian men in 2019, overtaking lung cancer, in data released on Friday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Estate planning & wills

Death and dying taboo topics in too many families, report finds

How to have ‘that’ conversation without upsetting the family continues to be difficult.

Safety Online

Protecting your privacy and security after death

Many of us take steps to secure our privacy while we’re alive, but there’s mounting evidence that we should be equally concerned about the privacy and security risks of our data after death.

Planning a funeral

The final app: Sending death into cyberspace

Concerned about the ever-expanding urban sprawl? Here’s how we can free up space.

Health News

What 12 months of voluntary assisted dying has revealed

Health and legal experts explain what is working and what more needs to be done to ease the suffering of those with a terminal health condition.

Grief and Loss

Mum is so clingy after losing dad

Counsellor Fiona Caine offers guidance to a woman who is growing resentful of her widowed mum’s ‘needy’ behaviour.

Community

Sayonara Nakamura: an ode to a perilous profession

A visit to the Japanese cemetery in Broome reveals the fate of many of the early pearl divers.

Mind Your Own Retirement Podcast

Save on funeral costs

We talk with Cale Donovan, co-founder of Bare Cremation, on Mind Your Own Retirement. He tells what’s happening in the industry during this time of COVID-19 limits on gatherings, how we can save on funeral costs and why no-one should equate the cost of a funeral with how much a person is loved.

Health

Climate change not on death certificates but should be, say experts

Heat-related deaths have been so prevalent of late that health experts are calling for the root cause – climate change – to be added to…

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