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Community

Lying in death’s bed

A stay in hospital can be an eye-opening experience. It gave Peter Leith pause for thought.

Lifestyle

Makes you think

A short stay in hospital gave the ever-watchful Peter Leith pause for thought.

Finance

‘Perfect storm’ puts over-65s at risk

Heatwaves are killing more Australians than any other natural disaster and are expected to become more frequent and last for longer. And particularly at risk are over-65s.

Health news

Time to get real about dying

Victoria’s voluntary assisted dying legislation came in to effect this week and is now Australia’s only state with euthanasia laws. Should the rest of the nation follow suit?

Community

Going out with a … whimper

Who hasn’t dreamt of being a hero, of saving someone in a dramatic act of self-sacrifice? Peter Leith has. He continues his Aspects of Ageing series of short stories.

Wellbeing

What do death dreams mean?

Death dreams are common, according to analysts, but are they bad? A warning that something unsavoury is about to happen? The assessment of the experts is surprising.

Legal & General

Completing a health-care directive

Jim doesn’t want to be hooked up to machines should he ever have an accident or fall terminally ill. Estate planning expert Rod Cunich explains what he needs to do.

Legal & General

Do I really need a will?

Amy has jewellery she’d like to leave to her family, but she’s not too keen on making a will. So she’s asked YourLifeChoices’ estate planning expert Rod Cunich if she can bypass the red tape and still be assured of fulfilling her wishes.

Losing a loved one

Why it’s healthy to talk about dying

We attend classes to learn about birth, but apart from recent debate around Victoria’s voluntary assisted dying bill, discussions about dying are rare. Why?

News

Clearing out a lifetime’s possessions

Clearing out a relative’s lifetime accumulation of possessions can be hard work. Let us help you sort the treasure from the trash.

News

Time to endorse assisted dying?

What does the new assisted dying Bill really mean for older Victorians – and possibly all older Australians – should other states follow Victoria’s lead?

Health news

You’ll know when you’re dead

Research reveals how patients claimed that, even though they were technically dead, they could still hear entire conversations and could see things happening around them.

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