Jean Kittson’s 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. Compelled to discuss some of life’s most confronting questions, Jean shares heartfelt, personal stories alongside expert advice.
In this Conversations from Byron podcast, Jean talks with fellow author and comedian Mandy Nolan about what she learned throughout the writing of this book. Jean shares some of her own family’s experiences, and talks us through the complex aged care system in Australia. Together, Mandy and Jean consider how we might re-frame the way we think about caring for our elderly parents.
Thanks to Delta Kay, Arakwal Bundjalung woman, for the Welcome to Country on this podcast.
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.
Mandy Nolan is as an outrageously entertaining stand-up comedian and podcaster for Mamamia, she has four humorous memoirs, the latest of which is Women Like Us. She is about to release her fifth book, The Full Mandy.
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