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We need to talk about mum & dad : a practical guide to parenting our ageing parents

Kittson, Jean2020
This warm and witty practical guide is a one-stop shop for information on how to support your ageing loved ones: how to protect their health and wellbeing, keep them safe and secure, and enable them to be self-determining and independent for as long as possible. Full of expert advice and first-hand experience, this is your go-to resource to help you: *Navigate the bureaucratic maze while remaining sane, *Understand what is needed for your elder's health and wellbeing and how to get it, especially in a medical emergency, *Survive the avalanche of legal papers and official forms, *Choose the best place for them to live - home, retirement village, residential aged care, or granny and grandpa flat - and help your elders relocate with love and respect. Compelled to discuss some of life's most confronting questions, Jean shares heartfelt stories and clear facts alongside wonderful cartoons from much-loved Australian cartoonist, Patrick Cook.
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Sydney, New South Wales : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2020.
xi, 378 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index and glossary.Includes bibliographical references and index.
To infirmity and beyond -- Talking the walk -- Setting out: what you will need -- Appointing decision makers -- Advance care directive -- Protecting the family jewels -- The importance of advocacy -- What to expect with ageing, when it's not what you expect -- Helping our elders stay healthy -- Major illness, frailty and dealing with hospital -- Deciding if its time to move -- Home care -- Residential aged care homes -- The end of life as we know it -- This mortal coil -- See you later -- Let's talk about us -- Parents of our parents.
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