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Death

When someone has passed on, there are a number of things that need to happen in order to FileALife and provide a respectful send-off.

How can we help children process the trauma of losing a loved one?

Losing a loved one is hard enough to process as an adult, but how do children manage the trauma? The coronavirus pandemic has caused devastation across the globe. Governments have implemented strict lockdown regulations in order to try to curb the spread of the virus, which has also impacted on… Read more »

How many deaths are there in Australia each year?

There’s more than enough news around at the moment to get you down, however, as demographers, we look to understand deaths and the death rate as an important part of the demographic story of any place. In this blog, Glenn looks at what is ‘normal’ for the death rate in… Read more »

Your Ultimate Guide on Digital Death (and How to Handle It)

What happens to your online accounts when you die? Author: Ariel Hochstadt, VPN Mentor. Ex-Google, International tech speaker Man, I thought you died or something. This is what Marvin, a long-time online buddy of mine, said when I logged into my favourite gaming platform after a long absence.  After laughing it… Read more »

Can you die from a Broken Heart?

Broken Heart Syndrome is real.  Anyone who has lost a loved one, gone through a particularly painful break-up or grieving for a lost pet will testify to that one. But a metaphoric broken heart can (in some circumstances) actually lead to a cardiac arrest (amongst other things) which could ultimately lead to… Read more »

When you’re the carer of a dementia patient

When you’re the carer of a dementia patient

One of the toughest jobs you can ever do is to watch the decline of a loved one to a mental disease.  More so, when you are the full-time carer and you have to contend with everything from toilet and washing duties to sometimes physical and verbal abuse.  It can… Read more »