May 11, 2019

24 Hour Nurse – A Mother’s Day Story

24 Hour Nurse: A Mother’s Day Story

It’s a beautiful thing that International Nurses Day coincides with Mother’s Day this year, Nicky Hondros, a palliative care nurse shares her and her mums heart felt story and provides a little glimpse into what it’s like caring for someone living with dementia.

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