September 20 2021
Today is the beginning of Dementia Action Week 2021 and Dementia Australia has released the survey findings and report ‘Dementia and discrimination – enough is enough’.
Posted August 04, 2023
Dying to know Day is an Annual Campaign Day held on 8th August. It encourages adults of all stages to take individual action, hold events, gatherings at home – all to improve their knowledge around choices for their end-of-life. This year, the campaign asks adult people from all communities, cultures and gender backgrounds to prioritise self-advocacy when it comes to end-of-life planning and to embrace their unique and personal choices, so they truly align with their values and wishes.
Dying to Know Day seeks to encourage the ‘tough conversations’ now, to reduce the anguish, distress and grief experienced by loved ones later. And to take action, thoughtful action, that starts the process to ‘get dead set’.
Australians can ‘get dead set’ by proactively planning to:
Prepare a document – or multiple documents. Prepare documents that are relevant to you such as:
With your substitute decision makers, executor and enduring guardian. You can also talk to your family and friends.
Send-offs can be uplifting and memorable experiences. Consider these questions when planning a send off:
Not sure where to begin? Use the links above, or head to The Groundswell Project.
Advance Care Planning 2023 campaign and information from Advance Care Planning Week - Advance Care Planning - Primary Health Network (thephn.com.au)
The PHN created a community awareness video regarding Palliative Care for National Palliative Care Week 2023. For more information regarding Palliative Care/Palliative Care Week, please click here or watch the video below.
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