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Booklet: Delirium – Information for patients, family / whānau & friends

by Editor

This booklet produced by the Waitemata DHB provides information to family, whānau, and visitors of people with delirium. Delirium, or acute confusion, can be alarming for the sufferer and family providing…

Hearing Voices: Information for Voice Hearers and their Supporters

Hearing voices is more common than people think; it is in fact a normal but unusual experience. However, it can be a frightening experience for both the hearer and family…

Managing Medications At Home

Many New Zealanders who have health or disability needs or a chronic condition need to take a number of medications several times a day. Managing medications is a home health…

Research: Families Providing Complex Chronic Care (USA) 2012

A US report issued by AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) and the United Hospital Fund (UHF) shows that 46% of family carers perform medical and nursing tasks for a loved…

Help from Your Pharmacy to Stay Independent at Home

Many community pharmacists and pharmacies offer a service to help customers stay independent, healthy and active. The Supporting Independent Living Programme addresses issues that threaten the health, independence and quality…

YellowTick

Advice: Communicating With Medical Professionals

Family carers have regular contact with GPs and many other health professionals, government agencies, and support organisations. Being able to communicate well with a wide range of professionals is an…

CommunicatingWithProfessionals

Advice: Ask your Pharmacist

Chemists provide more services than most of us realise! Community chemists are the the health professionals family carers see most often, along with GPs and practice nurses.  Hear advice from…

Ann Privet