The Challenges And Unmet Needs of People with Neurodegenerative Conditions And Their Carers

Document Type

Journal Article


Australian Council of Community Nursing Services


Faculty of Computing, Health And Science


School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine


This article was originally published as : Aoun, S., Kristjanson, L., & Oldham, L. (2006). The challenges and unmet needs of people with neurodegenerative conditions and their carers. Journal for community Nurses, 11(1), 17. Original article available here


A highlight is provided on challenges in care and service provision experienced by people diagnosed with a neurodegenerative condition and their carers. Neurodegenerative conditions include Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease (PD), and Huntington's disease (HD). A national survey in Australia showed that about 503 patients and 373 carers in Australia identified that their main need was for better supportive care.