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Australians want to die at home – but do we achieve that goal?

More than 70 per cent of Australians want to die at home, but only 10 per cent of people aged over 70 get their wish.

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

The areas where heart disease is rife

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

Prevention

The disease that kills every 29 minutes

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

Families failing on ‘taboo topics’

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

Safety Online

Protecting your privacy 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

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

Health News

What 12 months of assisted dying reveals

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

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.

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