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Caring for someone with an advancing neurological illness

Being involved in the care of a person with an advancing neurological illness can often be challenging. This section aims to assist healthcare professionals in the care of a person with an advancing neurological illness, in addition to the information provided on previous pages.

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Trajectory of advancing neurological conditions

Trajectory of advancing neurological conditions

Things to think about at stages of illness when caring for someone with an advancing neurological condition:

  • When someone has just been diagnosed with an advancing neurological condition
  • A person with an advancing neurological condition has just been admitted to my ward
  • I'm looking after a person with an advancing neurological condition who has an infection
  • I'm looking after someone with an advancing neurological condition who had a fall/ their mobility is declining
  • A person with an advancing neurological condition has just been admitted to my unit for respite care
  • I'm involved in the care of somebody with an advancing neurological condition and is experiencing communication difficulties
  • I'm involved in the care of somebody with an advancing neurological condition and is experiencing swallowing difficulties
  • I'm looking after somebody with an advancing neurological condition who is dying:
    Other Resources Click here for a list of resources that may be useful in the care of those with an advancing neurological illness:

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