Sep 18, 2017
My guest on the podcast today is Marion Shoard.
Marion is acclaimed for her work in environmental activism. She is best known for her work concerning access to the countryside and land use conflicts.
Since 2004 she has also worked in the field of older people's issues, the subject of her latest book and our discussion today.
Marion was pitched into the world of older people's issues when her mother lost her sight and developed dementia. She set about assembling the straight-talking guidance she had sought in vain.
Her new book is How to Handle Later Life. It's a comprehensive, independent grounding in the whole range of problems and opportunities which come with growing older.
Within the book, Marion offers information and guidance on healthcare, transport, end-of-life matters, help in the home, inheritance, funding care, employment rights, nutritional needs, hospitals and much more.
Here's my conversation with Marion Shoard, Older People's Advocate and author of How to Handle Later Life, in episode 266 of Informed Choice Radio.