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Explains how his family are reluctant to talk about end of life issues.

And I think one of the difficulties being ill or being faced with the uncertainty is that the family find it very hard. But I need to talk about the fact that I want to get assets and money into my wife's name, that I want to get us moved, I want to sort of get things straight as possible... [and] these aren't conversations that the family wants to have, and so there is a slight difficulty there. I think... families want to pretend that nothing is happening and everything is normal, and you can be painted as being rather morbid, whereas in fact you're being organised. It is difficult, but then of course this applies to many illnesses this is not specific to heart failure.