Event Date 12 Sep 2017 (10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Register by 6 Sep 2017 5:00 pm
Location Ryde Eastwood Leagues 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 7 September 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.

Program

10am

REGISTRATION

Tea and coffee on arrival

10.15

Welcome and introduction to MND NSW

10.30

Overview of motor neurone disease and helpful interventions 

11.15

Communication and swallowing - how to address challenges

12.00

Strategies for nutrition with MND 

12.45

LUNCH

1.15

The right equipment at the right time

2.00

Respiratory matters 

2.45

Sharing tips for living well                     

2.55

Evaluation and final questions

3.00

Close

Facilitators

Michelle Malouf, MND Advisor, MND NSW

Kate Maguire, Education and Carer Support Coordinator, MND NSW

Guest Speakers

Dr Shea Morrison, Medical Director, Rehabilitation Unit, St Joseph's Hospital

Kate Humphreys, Speech Pathologist, The Sutherland Hospital

Irene Rulli, Community Dietitian, Mona Vale Community Health

Dr Amanda Piper, Coordinator, Home Ventilation Program, Prince Alfred Hospital

Manasi Thornley and Alicia Gibb, Senior Occupational Therapists, Liverpool Hospital

 

Event Date 12 Sep 2017 (10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Register by 6 Sep 2017 5:00 pm
Location Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club