Listening to BBC’s Moral Maze, I’m struck by the notion of the emerging need for the right to be forgotten. For the longest time, we had few ways of marking “I was here”. An individual could come and go in life and barely leave a trace.
Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015 #YODO
Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015 – #YODO for our Twitter friends – runs from 18-24 May. There are events taking place all over the UK. Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015 – #YODO for our Twitter friends – runs from 18-24 May. There are events taking place all over the UK.
Final Fling and others will be marking the week with a Death Cafe… the growing movement to encourage open conversations about life, death, loss, grief… all the things that have been a bit of a taboo for way too long. If you have an interest in your own life and your eventual end of life, get involved! Look out for Twitter chats every day from 1-2pm on various subjects
Alive Inside: music and memory
Last week I watched an incredibly uplifting, moving and inspiring documentary called Alive Inside about the miraculous power of music in accessing memory and reinvigorating people lost to dementia or Alzheimers. I’m not over-exaggerating when I use the word ‘miracle’. And it wasn’t that Biblical once-in-a-lifetime kind of miracle but a reliable, repeatable miracle that happens over and over again. If you do one thing this week, spare 6 minutes and 45 whole seconds to watch this excerpt from the documentary.
Do you have a Memory Box under the bed?
Great. Lovely for keeping locks of hair and old birthday cards and love letters.
There’s another way you might like to store digital treasures. Final Fling’s Memory Box.
The benefits of planning
Planning ahead gives you peace of mind. It takes the burden off family. See the Top 3 reasons for planning. One of Final Fling’s users, Val, told us that she’d no idea sorting out her end of life plans could be so much fun! She’s not expecting to die any time soon, but she likes […]