Event Date 17 Oct 2017 (10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Register by 12 Oct 2017 5:00 pm
Location Wollongong Golf Club

Living Well with MND is an informative day for people living with motor neurone disease, their families and friends. It will provide a range of strategies to live well with MND and to maintain independence.

It will provide the opportunity for you to have your questions answered by a range of health professionals with expertise in MND and to meet others who understand what it is like to live with MND.

There is no charge for you to attend this program but you will need to reserve your place.

RSVP by 12 October to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph. 8877 0999 or Freecall 1800 777 175.

By the end of the day you will know more about:

  • motor neurone disease
  • improving the home environment
  • living independently at home
  • eating well with MND
  • equipment that can assist
  • communication and MND
  • strategies for symptom management
  • how to manage breathlessness and fatigue
  • finding services and support.

You will also have the opportunity to:

  • have your questions answered by a range of local health professionals with expertise in MND
  • meet others who understand what it is like to live with MND.

Facilitators

  • Ana Petrovic - MND Advisor, MND NSW
  • Kristina Dodds - Education and Carer Support Coordinator, MND NSW

Guest Speakers

  • Dr Geoff Murray - Divisional Director, Rehabilitation Medicine, Illawarra and Shoalhaven
  • Emma Woods - Speech Pathologist, Port Kembla Hospital
  • Jessie Nicholls - Clinical Dietitan - Port Kembla Hospital
  • Heather McLaughlin - Occupational Therapist, Illawarra Shoalhaven
  • Anna Fulford - Physiotherapist, Port Kembla Hospital
  • Dr Zivai Nangati - Staff Specialist, Palliative Care, Port Kembla Hospital

Program

10am Tea and coffee on arrival
10.15 Welcome and introduction to MND NSW
10.30 Overview of MND and the importance of multidisciplinary care
11.00 Maintaining communication, managing saliva and swallowing
11.30 Eating well with MND
12.10pm Lunch
12.45 The right equipment at the right time
1.30 Respiratory matters
2.00 Making the most of every day
2.30 Sharing tips for living well
3pm Close

Event Date 17 Oct 2017 (10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Register by 12 Oct 2017 5:00 pm
Location Wollongong Golf Club