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The Resource Fridays with my folks : stories on ageing, illness and how we deal with them, Amal Awad

Fridays with my folks : stories on ageing, illness and how we deal with them, Amal Awad

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Fridays with my folks : stories on ageing, illness and how we deal with them
Title
Fridays with my folks
Title remainder
stories on ageing, illness and how we deal with them
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Amal Awad
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Language
eng
Summary
Amal Awad's life changed when her father was diagnosed with kidney failure. It was a shock to see the impact it had on him, both physically and mentally, and the way the side effects trickled onto those around him. Work had always made him feel whole and retirement was a challenge. On a mission to help her father and support her mother, Amal began spending every Friday with her parents. She saw the gaps in discussion around ageing and sickness. Amal's personal experiences prompted her to explore how Australians are ageing, how sickness affects the afflicted and those around them, and what solutions exist when hope seems lost. So many people are similarly navigating a new reality - weeks dotted with doctor appointments; conversations that deplete and reveal at the same time; reshaped family relationships. Amal speaks with doctors, nurses, an aged care psychologist, specialists, politicians, ageing people living alone and others in a retirement village, to gain insights and to consider solutions. At a time when ageism and health is high on the public's radar, what we're not always talking about is how to deal with the anxiety, depression and overall challenges that come with someone you love facing their mortality and a decline in health. Fridays with My Folks shares heartfelt, honest stories that will help others who are in similar positions. People who are having to reorient themselves when the boat has taken a battering and they have to take a new direction. This book stems from personal experiences, but it expands to a much wider, more universal discussion about life, suffering, coping and hope
Summary
Amal Awad's life changed when her father was diagnosed with kidney failure. It was a shock to see the impact it had on him, both physically and mentally, and the way the side effects trickled on to those around him. Work had always made him feel whole, and retirement was a challenge. On a mission to help her father and support her mother, Amal began spending every Friday with her parents. She saw the gaps in discussion around ageing and sickness. Amal's personal experiences prompted her to explore how Australians are ageing, how sickness affects the afflicted and those around them, and what solutions exist when hope seems lost.
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10753165
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AU@
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Awad, Amal
Dewey number
362.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Care of the sick
  • Sick
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Aging parents
  • Caregivers
  • Parent and adult child
Target audience
general
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stories on ageing, illness and how we deal with them
Label
Fridays with my folks : stories on ageing, illness and how we deal with them, Amal Awad
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
000064419177
Isbn
9780143789796
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)1066114577
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Fridays with my folks : stories on ageing, illness and how we deal with them, Amal Awad
Publication
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064419177
Isbn
9780143789796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1066114577

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