The Dementia Podcast

Talking Palliative Care: normalising the conversation

May 27, 2021 Professor Colm Cunningham
The Dementia Podcast
Talking Palliative Care: normalising the conversation
Show Notes

Join Colm, Helen Reeves, head of specialised services at St Giles Hospice and Professor Rod MacLeod, clinical medical advisor to Hospice New Zealand as they define palliation in the context of international dementia care. 

Together they provide a foundational discussion on the importance of palliative care for those with dementia, their carers and loved ones. This conversation highlights the current barriers around recognition and support for those with this life- limiting illness and identifies the changes that need to be considered in this space. 

HammondCare’s 'Palliative Centre' and the HammondCare foundation’s 'The Dreams Project' help terminal patients improve their quality of life. 

The Report 'Hospice enabled dementia care, The first steps' written by hospice UK outlines palliative care in a residential care setting. 


The 'KPMG Palliative Care Economic Report' examines the need for greater investment in palliative care. 


'The Australian Bureau of Statistics' illustrates the increasing impact of dementia in Australia. 


'Palliative Care Australia' media release describes the end of life care discussions occurring in Australia.