"I don't want to get old as people do not respect you or consider that you are important"
"My 79 year old mother felt unwell so I called the GP to her home, after 3 requests he finally arrived. He walked through the door looked at my mother and said "So how are you then, and if you say alright I am out of that door". He spoke to her as if she was 6 years old and could not hear or understand him. My mother was perfectly lucid 'normal' and could hear very well, she did not go to the doctors on a regular basis. The GP did not examine my mother but asked her a couple of questions then diagnosed water infection. His manner was very patronising and he treated her like a child. I found this very annoying and disgusting that someone who did not abuse the NHS service was not receiving any respect or any service."
"I felt very angry that a 79 year old who was unwell was not receiving medical treatment and diagnosis. I feel that I don't want to get old as people do not respect you or consider that you are important."