Managed dying. The new palliative care?
‘Managed Dying. The new palliative care?’ was originally written by Dr Merran Cooper and published as a guest post for Looking Forward, a newsletter mostly about healthy longevity, impact and […]
I have dementia – is it too late for an Advance Care Plan?
An Advance Care Plan needs to be made when you still have the mental capacity to make decisions about your health care, and to understand the consequences of your decisions. […]
Dementia: 5 ways you can help make a difference
There are many ways you can help with dementia – whether for yourself or for someone close to you. We’ve collected some of the easy ones here. Tell people […]
You Can’t Predict the Future, But You Can Plan For It
Working as a doctor, I have seen first hand what happens when we don’t face up to our mortality. The sad truths about hospital that no one tells you […]
What is palliative care, and what isn’t it?
Palliative care has been in Australia for years, but is often misunderstood. People often think that palliative care just means that they stop treating your illness and only treat your […]
Planning A Funeral? Think outside The Box
Planning A Funeral? Think Outside the Box In this video, Dr Merran Cooper is with Liz from Picaluna. They talk about ensuring funerals are authentic to who the person […]
Speech Pathology: Swallow, Advance Care Plans and Decisions about Eating
Between them, Colleen Kerr and Dijana Dragicevich have seen it all. Whether you have a new diagnosis of stroke or your parent with dementia is “losing their swallow” these savvy […]
How to Manage Oxygen, Breathlessness and Shortness of Breath
Often people want to help care for someone but just don’t know how or what they should do. Patients who are in bed for long periods of time are prone […]