Knowing what to expect in the future when caring for a friend or relative
(Helpful resources and links)
Alzheimer’s Australia has information on the Later stages of Dementia.
National Dementia Helpline: 1800 100 500
Cancer Council Victoria
- What some carers do – information and tips for carers
- Facing End of Life: A guide for people dying with cancer, their families and friends – includes information on caring for someone nearing the end of life. Please also refer to the COVID-19 page for further information.
Caresearch is an online resource designed to help those needing relevant and trustworthy information and resources about palliative care. The website has been funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Health and Ageing.
- Information and resources on Caring at the end
- Information and resources on Changes at the time of death
Health Talk Online
Health Talk Online has audio-visual and written Information on caring for someone with a terminal illness – planning for deterioration and death.
The Mayo Clinic, an American based organisation, has helpful advice for carers on what to expect and providing care at the end-of-life.
Palliative Care Australia
The following helpful resources are available:
- About the process of dying
- Asking Questions Can Help – gives suggestions on what questions you may wish to ask your palliative care team, including questions on what to expect in the future and for carers.
Palliative Care Victoria (PCV)
Helpful documents for families and carers
Last Modified: Monday, 10 August 2020