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Pallative Care

National Palliative Care Week

  • 23/05/2018

This week is National Palliative Care week, the aim is to raise the community’s awareness and understanding about palliative care. It is the treatment a person and their loved ones…

Home Births

Home births – why the increasing trend?

  • 23/08/2017

Recently we were told about a couple who lost their baby following a prolonged labour at home. The mother decided early in her pregnancy that she wished to give birth…

What Is A Private Financial Manager

What is a private financial manager?

  • 22/08/2017

You may have heard in the news recently the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) decided that NSW Trustee & Guardian could not require private financial managers to purchase a…

Can You Disinherit An Estranged Child

Can you disinherit an estranged child?

  • 26/04/2017

Are you entitled to disinherit a child who chooses to have no contact with you? It is an emotive issue, and one that many people have strong views about (on…

Buried Or Cremated? Who Has Final Say?

Buried or cremated…who gets the final say?

  • 06/03/2017

They are questions many people don’t want to think about…when you pass away will your body be buried or cremated? Where will your remains be placed? Perhaps you want your…

Blood Thinning Drugs

How safe are the new blood thinning drugs?

  • 13/02/2017

Last night’s ABC news bulletin had a story from Health Reporter, Sophie Scott, concerning her investigation, into the link between the prescription of the new type of blood thinning medications…

Update Your Will

How often should you update your Will?

  • 19/12/2016

Don’t be fooled into thinking your will is something you can do once, then “set and forget”. Your will is an important document for your family’s future. Circumstances change and…

ALRC Inquiry Elder Abuse

ALRC Inquiry into Elder Abuse

  • 15/12/2016

Financial abuse can have a devastating effect on an elderly person, impacting their living arrangements, their ability to pay bills and possibly even their health. Worryingly, the statistics show perpetrators…

We Need To Talk About Dying

We Need to Talk About Dying

  • 28/11/2016

Death is not always sudden. Most of us will die slowly, not always peacefully, in an uneven series of ups and downs until it’s over. Most people accept the inevitability…

Facing Reality When Dementia Is Diagnosed

Facing Financial Reality when Dementia is Diagnosed

  • 14/11/2016

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, the most common cause of dementia, can wreak havoc on even the best financial planning for retirement. Alzheimer’s is incurable, and about 5.4 million people in the…

Is Jogging Bad For Older People?

Is Jogging Bad for Older People?

  • 08/11/2016

Keen joggers love getting out to have a run, even in high summer when they inevitably lose gallons of fluid in perspiration, and their face is the colour of beetroot!…

Carers' Week 2016

National Carers’ week 2016

  • 19/10/2016

It is National Carers' Week from 16 October to 23 October, a time to pay tribute to the many thousands of carers who provide unpaid care and support to family…

Obstetric Malpractice: An Update

Obstetric malpractice: an update

  • 18/10/2016

Elective caesarians versus vaginal delivery and guidelines for home births were among the fascinating legal issues covered at the Obstetrics Malpractice Conference held recently in Melbourne. The annual Obstetric Malpractice…

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