Older Men Blow Away the Blues!

Check out the prescription a Doctor gave for depression!… The Five Aces are a popular UK swing band which formed in 1989 – and the 6 members with lead singer Ian Clarkson are now (mostly) older men. Their jive music video of the Morecombe and Wise standard Bring...

How to be a Health Advocate

When you or someone you care for is seriously ill , there are many down to earth ways which can make all the difference in creating the essential mix of hope and healing. For the patient/health advocate team on the journey of a major sickness together, always think of...

Practical Checklist for the Serious Illness Journey

Here are a number of check-lists for the journey to help you think about, plan and prepare for all the different aspects of having a serious illness: Consultations and Appointments: Ask the Questions you want Answered Write down a short list of the most important...

Serious Illness – Managing Change

Waterfall Visualisation Exercise This is an exercise to help you find your personal meaning in the experience and to regain control of your life. It is also a way of helping you take stock and make the big choices in your life. You need to feel it is the right time to...

Planning a Stay in Hospital: How to Get Organized

Remember the main objective is to get out of hospital as soon as possible! You may be able to shorten your stay by discussing your needs with the healthcare professionals and taking their advice about what you are going to be capable of while you get better. Plan...