Monthly Archives: July 2018

New dementia resource

Dementia Australia has launched a new resource that provides dementia-specific information to help support people living with dementia who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI), their care partners, family and friends.  You can access the guide and other LGBTI dementia resources here.

Lung Foundation Australia: COPD X Plan

The COPD-X Plan is the Australian and New Zealand online management guidelines for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  It has been developed jointly by The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Lung Foundation.  It is written as a decision support aid primarily for general practitioners and other primary health care clinicians managing people with established COPD. It is regularly updated as new evidence is published.

The guidelines aim to:

  • effect changes in clinical practice based on sound evi­dence; and
  • shift the emphasis from a predominant reliance on pharmacological treatment of COPD to a range of interven­tions which include patient education, self-management of exacerbations and pulmonary rehabilitation.