Last Updated on 6.12.23 by Michael Smoult
Getting your affairs in order whilst you still have all the faculties to do so makes perfect sense, but too few people follow through with this logistical thinking. We all do it; put something off that doesn’t require urgent attention whether it is cleaning the car boot out, organising your wardrobe or making a Will. The thing with making a Will is that you never know when you will need it; it may be next week or in many years. The unexpected can be quite a scary thought but putting things into place can take away that fear as you know you have done all you can to plan.
This is what Angela Rippon has done for the sake of her and her family.
Angela Rippon’s Proactive Approach to Health and Estate Planning
The former BBC newsreader has well and truly put her affairs in order in case she develops an illness such as dementia, which has overtaken cancer as the biggest health fear for those over 55. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of brain degenerative conditions affect around 850,000 people in the UK. With no known cure, Miss Rippon akins the illness to a ‘death sentence’. Crucially, however, the presenter has made a Will and kept it up-to-date to take responsibility for her future as she says “Anything can just come out of the blue.”
As this is the crux of it, anything can happen unexpectedly no matter how old you are; the only way to mitigate the unexpected is to plan as best as you can. Miss Rippon said, “None of us know what’s going to happen to us but I can do things like make sure my will is up-to-date and put things in place.” The presenter is appearing in a new BBC One programme next week called ‘The Truth About Dementia’, which should make for a fascinating watch.
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