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Parkinson’s Queensland

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Parkinson's Queensland provides access to comprehensive and relevant services, encouraging independence and improved quality life for patients with Parkinson's disease. They provide a library of resources, information for patients and carers and support groups are available.

Caregiver’s Handbook for Advanced-Staged Huntington Disease

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The aim of this handbook is to familiarize you with Huntington Disease, so that you can recognize its symptoms and know what to expect as it progresses. Included are some general principles of care and tips that other caregivers have found helpful.

Produced by: Huntington Society of Canada

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Guide for families & carers of people with profound brain damage

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This guide has been prepared for the families and friends of someone diagnosed as being in a state of post-coma unresponsiveness (PCU) or a minimally responsive state (MRS). It describes these conditions and the types of treatment and care that may, or may not, apply in individual situations. It also explains the ethical guidelines that have been prepared for health professionals who are in involved in making decisions about the care of your family member or friend.

Produced by: National Health and Medical Research Council

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Medicine Line

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Medicine Line is a telephone service providing consumers with information on prescription, over-the-counter and complementary (herbal, ‘natural’, vitamin and mineral) medicines. When you call 1300 MEDICINE, you will speak with an experienced registered nurse with question answered on the spot, or you may be referred to your GP or pharmacist, or to another health professional. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST (excluding NSW public holidays).

Caring for someone with dementia

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This Help Sheet provides some information on the palliative care approaches that play a crucial role in the care of the person who is dying. It provides information about how the person with dementia can be supported to die in comfort and with dignity.

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When Death is Near

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In the final phase of progressive life-limiting illness, patients and families face changes, challenges and choices that are unfamiliar and can seem overwhelming. This article offers information about what might be expected as death nears.

Produced by: Canadian Virtual Hospice

Cancer Council Queensland

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Cancer Council Queensland provides the following services for Queenslanders affected by cancer. Contact them directly to check suitability and to arrange referral.
- Volunteer Shuttle Bus between Airport, Roma St Station and accommodation/treatment facilities in Brisbane
- Shuttle bus between Airport, Lodge and treatment facilities in Townsville
- Cancer related information/resources
- Cancer Counseling Service, including Nurse Counselor Service and Living Mindfully Groups
- Peer support including Carer Connect, information about support groups
- ProBono Financial and Legal services

QHealth: 13HEALTH

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13HEALTH is a phone line service for all Queenslanders to help take the worry out of health concerns.

It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the cost of a local call. Qualified staff will provide advice on who to talk to and how quickly it should be done.

Financial First Aid

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Financial First Aid offers counsellors who are available free to the public as a first point of call to address immediate financial concerns that place undue stress and anxiety on individuals and families. Their hours of service are 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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QLD Positive People

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Queensland Positive People (QPP) is a peer based organisation providing support to people living with HIV. QPP can offer support in the areas of HIV treatment information, support and management, peer support for those people newly diagnosed, people experiencing discrimination as a result of HIV and information and education regarding HIV prevention.

Melanoma Institute Australia

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Melanoma Institute Australia is a not for profit organisation dedicated to preventing and curing melanoma through innovative, world-class research, treatment and education programs. The institute pioneers new research, conducts clinical trials and develops new treatments.

Palliative Care Queensland

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Palliative Care Queensland (PCQ) provides information and education with an aim to raise awareness, advocate and ensure quality care is provided to all at the end of life.

PCQ is an independent not-for-profit peak body representing palliative care providers, consumers and their families and those with an interest in palliative care in Queensland.

Established in 1988, PCQ has supported thousands of people living with chronic and life-limiting condition and those who care for them.

Palliative Care Queensland is a member organisation of Palliative Care Australia, and as such, aspires to meet Palliative Care Australia's national aims at a state level.