Event Date 20 Mar 2018 (10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Register by 15 Mar 2018 5:00 pm
Location Club Marconi

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 15 March 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

Dennis Cordato - Neurologist, MND Clinic, Liverpool Hospital

Catherine Gregory - Senior speech pathologist, Liverpool Hospital

Manasi Thornley  and Alicia Gibbs - Senior occupational therapists, Liverpool Hospital

David Wong - Physiotherapy head of department, Liverpool Hospital

Hima  Vedam - Respiratory physician, Liverpool Hospital

Despina Seccombe - Palliative care physician, Liverpool Hospital

10 am

Welcome and introduction to MND NSW

10.15

Overview of MND and the importance of multidisciplinary care

10.45

Maintaining communication, managing saliva and swallowing

11.20

The right equipment at the right time

12.40 pm

LUNCH

1.30

Respiratory matters

2.10

Living well as MND progresses

2.40

Sharing tips for living well

3.00

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Event Date 20 Mar 2018 (10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Register by 15 Mar 2018 5:00 pm
Location Club Marconi