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What is Lasting Power of Attorney?

What is Lasting Power of Attorney? By appointing lasting power of attorney (LPA), you are legally allowing someone to make decisions on your behalf in the future. If you have the mental capacity to make financial and medical decisions yourself, and communicate what you’d like or what you don’t want, then you can appoint an […]

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What is Probate?

What is Probate? If you find yourself named as an executor on a will, then you’re going to need to apply for probate. Probate gives you the legal authority to manage a loved one’s estate after they die – it’s the name given to the legal and financial processes involved in dealing with the property, […]

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Apps to help you out in older age

Apps to help you out in older age Going to the doctor and being prescribed a trip to the App Store might seem surprising. But in 2016, the NHS created a beta site which detailed a group of apps it was endorsing or was actively involved in creating. Here we’ll look at some of the […]

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How do we define death?

Defining brain death  Before the ’60s, death was diagnosed after a doctor couldn’t find a pulse or heartbeat. The increasing use of ventilators, however, meant that unconscious patients were being kept alive. In the late ’60s, thoughts in the medical world turned to creating a clearer definition: death is when the brain stem is irreversibly […]

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