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Advance Care Planning and Dementia at Home - Research Survey

Advance Care Planning and Dementia at Home - Research Survey

Advance Care Planning Australia has initiated a research project to better understand the experiences of people living with dementia, and people who care for people living with dementia, to help plan for future care.

Head over to their website for more information, or to participate in this project.

Palliative Care ACT Fundraising Dinner - Who doesn't love an auction?

Palliative Care ACT Fundraising Dinner - Who doesn't love an auction?

There are a little over two weeks to go until the Palliative Care ACT annual fundraising dinner, and if you're on the fence about buying your tickets maybe this exciting update will get you over the line.

Click through for a list of items which will be available to bid on over the course of the evening...

Honour, Celebrate and Reflect - An event by Alzheimer's Australia ACT

Honour, Celebrate and Reflect - An event by Alzheimer's Australia ACT

Alzheimer’s Australia ACT will host a Ceremony that acknowledges and pays respect to those that have died of dementia, those living with dementia, their family, friends, supporters, volunteers, health and community care professionals, researchers and advocates. There will be representatives invited to read a reflection and there will be a candle lighting ceremony to honour those affected by dementia and celebrate their memories.

Date: Saturday, 29 October

Time: 10:30am

Place: Charles Sturt University
15 Blackall Street, Canberra

RSVP by 18 October 2016 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Life Review Letter -

Life Review Letter - "Dear Friends and Family" Project

What would you most like to say to your friends and family when you die?

Stanford has just released a series of seven questions for you to ponder as you write to your loved ones to tell them how much they mean to you.

Click through for more information...

Palliative Care ACT Annual Fundraising Dinner

Palliative Care ACT Annual Fundraising Dinner

Tickets are now available for the Palliative Care ACT annual fundraising dinner on 29 October 2016.

It promises to be an exciting evening with live entertainment and delicious food at the Canberra Southern Cross Club.

All funds raised will go towards continuing the work of PC ACT to support those with life limiting illnesses in the ACT and surrounding communities.

Check out our home page for more information.

Coming along? Let us know via our event on Facebook. We look forward to seeing you there!

Voting is now open!

Voting is now open! "Life in Death" art competition

Voting is now open for the inaugural national art competition "Life in Death"

Palliative Care Australia, our partners in this competition, are providing an amazing cash prize to two winners!

Have your say in the People's Choice Award by heading over to http://dyingtotalk.org.au/art/vote/ to cast your vote

How to help those who are dying

How to help those who are dying

In March 2015, Ruth Terracini wrote a list of practical tips on ways you can help someone who is dying.

A year on from her death in August 2015, her husband reflects.

We all struggle to know what to say or do when a family member or friend is diagnosed with a terminal illness, and often we are simply left with "Let me know if there is anything I can do."

Practical and emotional supports are essential when someone is facing a terminal illness. For the patient and the carer, whose daily routine is suddenly changed. Groceries can drop off the list, and the lawn could remain unmowed, as more important things are attended to.

But more often than not, a simple message of support can make all the difference.

Dying to Know Day - 8 August

Dying to Know Day - 8 August

Today is Dying to Know Day, a day where we should open up to our friends and families on the topic of death, and talk about what we would like to happen at the end of our life.

Head over to the Dying to Know Day website where there are a number of online events you can get involved in!

Compassionate Communities

Compassionate Communities

Yesterday, Palliative Care ACT participated in the monthly tweet chat hosted by Palliverse and Palliative Care Australia on Compassionate Communities.

These chats provide a good opportunity for health care professionals, organisations and even those who are simply interested in palliative care to come together to share ideas and resources on the topic of the month. 

A compassionate community comprises family, neighbours, workplaces or local organisations who gather to support someone who is dying.

Interested in learning more?

Alzheimer's Australia ACT Business Breakfast - ‘Dementia - it’s everybody’s business’

Alzheimer's Australia ACT Business Breakfast - ‘Dementia - it’s everybody’s business’

The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson, AO will be examining the topic of the impact of war and dementia.

Tickets for this event can be purchased through EventBrite.

Get your tickets today, and help support this exciting event!

Life in Death - The inaugural art competition and exhibition!

Life in Death - The inaugural art competition and exhibition!

We are very pleased to partner with Palliative Care Australia for the inaugural national art competition and exhibition - Life in Death

There will be $2,000 in prize money from Palliative Care Australia up for grabs, and a lucky artist will be chosen to have their work showcased on our cards

Some articles of interest between February and April

Some articles of interest between February and April

As often as we can, we find articles of interest to our community and post them on our Facebook page.

Here are some of the highlights between February and April 2016!

Our new volunteers and the launch of the mentoring program

We held training for our latest volunteer cohort in February, where we released our new training package, manual as well as our policies and procedures. 

Our newest group of volunteers will be supported by mentors for a period of three months.

Brooklyn Premiere - A fundraising success!

Brooklyn Premiere - A fundraising success!

Thank you to those who supported Palliative Care ACT's Brooklyn Premiere fundraising event, the evening was a rousing success!

National Survey of Public Attitudes on End of Life Care

National Survey of Public Attitudes on End of Life Care

The Australian Centre for Health Research is currently undertaking a survey of public attitudes towards end of life care.

Your response will help shape how end of life care is funded and supported in Australia.

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Life Stories Breakfast - Wednesday 9 August 2017

Life Stories Breakfast - Wednesday 9 August 2017

Join us for a delicious breakfast at Hotel Realm and be entertained by the lovely Jean Kittson, Australian performer, writer and comedian. Jean is also a women's health advocate and presents a lighter tone on the issue of death and dying and wants people to start the talk before it’s too late.

Palliative Care ACT Fundraising Dinner - Save the Date

Palliative Care ACT Fundraising Dinner - Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE - Palliative Care ACT Annual Fundraising Dinner Saturday 14 October 2017

An invitation to be part of a research project about support for end of life care

An invitation to be part of a research project about support for end of life care

Palliative Care ACT are undertaking a reseach project to discover potential gaps in the palliative care system.

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