Dec 21, 2019

Best of 2019: 24 Hour Nurse, A Mother’s Day Story

This year, International Nurses Day coincided with Mother’s Day. Nicky Hondros, a palliative care nurse shared her and her mum’s heartfelt story and provided a little glimpse into what it’s like caring for someone living with dementia.

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The ultimate betrayal or relief of suffering: When carers kill  

  This article ventures into the disturbing topic of carers who commit the ultimate betrayal: they kill the person – often vulnerable and frail – who they are supposed to be caring for. In a special investigation, the ABC has gone back through court records over the last fifteen years, and discovered that on average,... Read More

8 ways to reduce stress for dementia carers: new research

  Caring for someone living with dementia is complex, physically demanding and emotionally challenging, even for professional carers, but particularly so for family members. It’s not surprising that caregivers have a higher risk of developing depression, anxiety and even dying, the leaders of a research project say. Carers are often largely alone, they may be... Read More

Torn apart: When married couples can’t live together in aged care

Should nursing homes give priority to residents who can afford to pay for aged care, even if it means frail and elderly couples are separated? A perth nursing home is refusing to grant an 87 year old man a bed in the home where his wife of 68 years lives because the home is giving... Read More
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