A podcast discussing the difficult conversations regarding ageing and death, and ways to start talking about a person's final days.

 

 

They're difficult conversations to have, almost taboo. So how do we break the barriers and start talking about our wishes for our final days?

Dr Stephen Parnis is a former Vice President of the Australian Medical Association and an ambassador for Death Over Dinner in Australia.

Danny Vadasz is CEO of the Health Issues Centre, which together with the Council of The Ageing, has a stage production called Unspoken, to get the conversation started. 

Michael Griffith is a playwright of The Magnolia Tree, which sees three siblings trying to decide what happens to their mother with Alzheimer's. The audience votes for the outcome.

Producer Sajithra Nithi

Resource: ABC