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.
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...
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
Place: Charles Sturt University
15 Blackall Street, Canberra
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...
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 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
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.
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!
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?
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!
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
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!
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.
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.