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We Need to Talk About Mum & Dad: A practical guide to parenting our ageing parents

$34.99

$34.99

Everything you need to know about supporting ageing parents, from author and comedian Jean Kittson.

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.

Following on from her 2014 bestseller, You're Still Hot to Me, a treatise on menopause, We Need to Talk About Mum and Dad is a guide to what happens when we become parents of our parents.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743538890
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 10/03/2020
  • Category: Society & social sciences / Care of the elderly
    Law / Law & the elderly
    Law / Family law
    Society & social sciences / Family psychology
    Society & social sciences / Age groups: the elderly
    Health & personal development / Family & relationships
    Health & personal development / Family & health
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Price: $34.99

Everything you need to know about supporting ageing parents, from author and comedian Jean Kittson.

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.

Following on from her 2014 bestseller, You're Still Hot to Me, a treatise on menopause, We Need to Talk About Mum and Dad is a guide to what happens when we become parents of our parents.

Author Information

Jean Kittson is an author, public speaker, actor, comedian and scriptwriter for stage, television, theatre and radio.

Jean is the Patron of Palliative Care Nurses Australia. She is also an Ambassador for the Macular Disease Foundation Australia, the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation, the Raise Foundation and Taldumande Youth Services. She was a founding director of the National Cord Blood Bank, the inaugural chair of the Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation and a founding ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia.

Jean's first book, You're Still Hot To Me, was a fact-filled conversation starter about menopause. We Need to Talk About Mum and Dad is her second book.

AUTHOR EVENTS

8 May 2021

Jean Kitson has a conversation that so many find difficult in her warm and practical guide to supporting parents as they age. From how to navigate government bureaucracy while staying sane, to supporting their health and well-being, Jean shares heartfelt stories and offers clear facts to help make an often-difficult time as positive as possible.

10:00 AM

Queensland Terrace
Stanley Place, Cultural Centre Southbank Brisbane City QLD 4101 Website



8 May 2021

It can be hard to prepare for the moment when we start parenting our parents. The changing dynamic can be difficult for both parent and child. For most, this comes later in life, but for some, this can come much earlier than expected. Jean Kittson and Matt Okine explore these changes in their own poignant and delightfully funny ways.

2:00 PM

The Edge Auditorium
Stanley Place, Cultural Centre Southbank Brisbane City QLD 4101 Website



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