Hi my name is Nicky Williamson nickywilliamsonsydney@gmail.com

I’ve learned so much about the ups and downs of caring for an ageing parent from my darling Dad’s first hospitalisation 9 years ago through to his move to a Nursing Home 6 months ago. I’m developing a resource to save other families some of the stress and pain we’ve been through.

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I’m gathering a little preliminary information from people who have cared for their parent(s). Could you answer the four easy questions?  Could you share this through your networks with people who have cared for an ageing parent?

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* 1. What stage of care are you at with your parent(s)?

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* 2. What is one thing you wish you’d known in advance about caring for your elderly parent(s)?

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* 3. What are minor issues that feel like they are major stressors?
Examples: with my Dad, finding a shaver and a mobile phone he could use as his physical abilities and mental cognition have declined. I’ve seen other people talk about problems with Telecommunications companies when the phone becomes the only access for your parent.

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* 4. If there’s one thing you could change about how we care for our elderly parents, what would it be? (If you have more, please feel free to add!)

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* 5. Would you like to be kept informed about this resource as I develop it?

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