Treatment for people with neuropathic pain needs to expand to include emotional and spiritual strategies because medication at best leaves more than half of sufferers with only partial relief.
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Existing or undiagnosed pain has been identified as a major factor in severe behavioural symptoms associated with dementia, according to a leading dementia care specialist, HammondCare.
Sharing knowledge, ideas and feedback through first-hand experiences of HammondCare services is a less visible but important aspect of welcoming guests from 15 nations to HammondCare’s international dementia conference held this month.
A new cookbook that overcomes some of the major challenges in providing beautiful food for people with eating disabilities was launched by Maggie Beer in Sydney in June.
Early learnings from Australia’s-first Dogs4Dementia project, being trialed in Australia, show significant benefits to both physical and emotional well-being for the couples involved.
Chief Executive of not-for-profit, health and aged care provider, HammondCare, Dr Stephen Judd, welcomed today’s announcement by Federal Aged Care Minister Sussan Ley, of extra funding for dementia services.
An innovative, Australian training program, which has been proven to keep people living with dementia at home for longer, will be introduced into the Netherlands later this year.
Western NSW and the Murrumbidgee have been the fastest take-up areas for the Palliative Care Home Support Program (PCHSP) over the past 12 months, according to figures released today, as part of National Palliative Care Week.
HammondCare Chief Executive Dr Stephen Judd has welcomed the announcement by the City of Sydney of a $1.5 million grant to support construction in Darlinghurst of a residential aged care home for older people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Leading international palliative care expert, Prof Rod MacLeod today called for a national conversation on how Australians want to die.
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