Health

How to look after someone with a terminal illness

Dying is changing. It used to be quick and unexpected for most, due to infection or trauma. Now it comes to us, in general, when we are older – caused by chronic medical conditions such as heart, kidney or lung disease, ...

Health

When life is coming to a close: three common myths about dying

On average 435 Australians die each day. Most will know they are at the end of their lives. Hopefully they had time to contemplate and achieve the "good death" we all seek. It's possible to get a good death in Australia thanks ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

People with dementia fail to get specialist care despite great need

People suffering in the late stages of dementia receive most of their healthcare from GPs or emergency services rather than from specialist health care professionals, despite them having complex needs, researchers at UCL ...

Health

Caregiving needs double as end of life nears

(HealthDay)—Reliance on caregivers doubles as people near death, and half of those caregivers—typically unpaid family members—report having no time for themselves, a new study indicates.

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