The Challenges And Unmet Needs of People with Neurodegenerative Conditions And Their Carers
Australian Council of Community Nursing Services
Faculty of Computing, Health And Science
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine
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.