Ireland – Galway Advertiser
Fine Gael TD warns Government must ‘stop dragging its feet’ on supporting hospice.
US – WHOTV
Music can provide comfort to patients at a time they may need it most. It’s one of a few therapies that can help people when they enter end of life care, and five sisters started an event to help provide the service.
UK – South Wales Argus
A plan by St David’s Hospice Care for a 15 bed inpatient unit in Newport has received a £3 million funding boost.
Canada – Toronto Sun
A retirement communities management program offered by Seneca College attracts students from a variety of backgrounds, but they have one thing in common: a compassion for the elderly.
US – Science Daily
A new randomized clinical trial by Dartmouth investigators Kathleen Lyons, ScD, Tor Tosteson, ScD, Zhigang Li, PhD, and collaborators has noted significant improvement in several measures among those who began palliative care early.
Baroness Ilora Finlay, an internationally renowned expert in palliative medicine and an independent cross-bench member of the House of Lords, has been appointed Chair of Trustees at The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) in the UK.
This week’s Auditor General’s report on Palliative Care in Victoria is a valuable independent assessment of palliative care service provision across the state, according to the peak body for the sector.
Four Australian sites are taking part – along with centres in North America and Europe – in a global clinical research trial to identify the genetic risk factors of developing Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).
Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Member of Parliament for Regina-Lumsden- Lake Centre, Tom Lukiwski, were pleased to host a roundtable on healthy ageing.
Actress Torrey DeVitto is familiar to fans of ‘Pretty Little Liars’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’, and ‘Army Wives’. She is also is a hospice volunteer and serves as NHPCO’s Hospice Ambassador and is helping raise awareness of the importance of hospice volunteering.