About the author

Merran is a medical doctor and a physiotherapist, with decades of experience in the healthcare sector. She cared for her husband through his illness and death when they were both 23. She has completed training as a Death Doula and is a Certified Death Midwife. She wants us to talk more openly about the mysteries and practicalities of death.

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People with Dementia often “lose their swallow.”  This is not often known yet it causes aspiration pneumonia (things going down the wrong way) and is often the reason doctors give a  “Nil By Mouth” order.  There are however things you can do. Here Colleen Kerr talks about her wish for a Masterfood Challenge where the…

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Between them, Colleen Kerr and Dijana Dragicevich have seen it all. Whether you have a new diagnosis of stroke or your parent with dementia is ‘losing their swallow’ these savvy Speech Pathologists  have tricks and techniques to help you or your loved one live their best life. All their life. Most impressively they can help…

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  As we get older, our bodies may not be or do what they used to. Watch and listen to the amazing, Unstoppable  Tracy Schmitt who talks with Dr Merran Cooper about the importance of taking risks, even when you don’t know if you can do it. Staying optimistic, passionate and determined no matter what life brings…

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