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Liveline Thursday 1 August 2013

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Discussion and debate with Joe Duffy

 

John has been managing his 90-year-old mother's affairs since her health deteriorated in the last few years. He read on Citizen's Information that a solicitor was not necessary to draw up a general power of attorney. However despite having power of attorney drawn up in the form required by the act, signed by his mother and witnessed, the bank has refused to accept it.

Anita's daughter Kerry will be 5 next month and has leukemia. Ten months after her first bone marrow transplant they got the awful news her cancer was back. Her prognosis was bleak but she started an unlicensed form of chemotherapy that Anita describes as "smart chemo" and Anita donated her bone marrow. Since then Kerry has been very well. Professor Owen Smith explains the process to Joe.

Eileen and her sister want to pay their property tax weekly from their pensions. However while Eileen's first installment went out on July 5th her sister's didn't and they're wondering if anyone else had experienced that.

Margaret talks about the challenges of dealing with her adult son and his mental health problems. Samantha is a recovering alcoholic and reacts to Margaret's story from yesterday's show.

Georgie tells Joe her bank card was stolen after she bought some groceries in her local supermarket and a bill of €880 run up on it.

Last week John collided with the glass patio doors in his home and needed 6 stitches to his knee. After seeing so many near misses in shopping centres etc John tells Joe he thinks there should be stickers put on these doors to warn people

Power of attorney

Power of attorney

A bank that won't grant power of attorney despite it being a customer request

Children with cancer

Children with cancer

Anita's daughter Kerry has leukaemia and getting life-saving treatment at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin

Property tax

Property tax

It seems there's no avoiding the property tax - unless, like Eileen's sister, you want it deducted from your pension

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Mental Health Issues

Mental Health Issues

Margaret believes labels don't help when coping with mental health issues; Samantha overcame her addiction with the support of Alcoholics Anonymous

Victim of theft

Victim of theft

Georgie fell victim to thieves operating at a supermarket trolley bay

Keywords

Glass Doors

Glass Doors

A warning from John about the dangers of glass doors

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