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Preparing for a long goodbye

Nia Wharry – Wills & Estate Planning Partner –

Dementia is a slow process, explained in the article as a long goodbye. The story explains how she dealt with the loss of her Grandfather at age 18 and how the final smile is the farewell she choose to remember from what can be the painful process of dementia. We can offer advice and prepare you and your family if this situation were to arise.

Grief and dementia are strange partners. The person you love is dying in pieces, so you end up grieving in pieces too.

In the weeks before his death, you could probably count the words my grandfather spoke on one hand. By the end, he was incapable of making eye contact, recognising faces, asking for help or feeding himself. His daily routine was to stare into space in the care home until it was time for bed.

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