Pancreatic cancer: trial to support carers

The Australian Pancreatic Cancer Foundation PanKind and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute are recruiting participants for The PRoCESS (Pancreatic cancer Relatives Counselling and Education Support Service) Trial, which aims to determine whether having a nurse provide structured counsell­ing and education to carers of people with pancreatic cancer helps them cope with the challenges they are facing. It will also investigate whether the service is cost-­effective for the health system. Participants can be from anywhere in Australia and must be the primary carer of a person diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the past three months. Find out more at www.pankind.org.au or www.qimrberghofer.edu.au/process­trial.

Dementia in Australia

Up to 470,000 people are estimated to be living with dementia in Australia, with the rate expected to more than double by 2058, and more than 27,000 Australians aged under 65 years are living with younger onset dementia. These were some of the findings of a new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report, Dementia in Australia, which also highlighted the three to five times increased rate of dementia among Indigenous Australians compared with Australians overall, and rates for Indigenous Australians in remote and rural communities being among the highest in the world. Read the report at: www.aihw.gov.au/reports/dementia/dementia­in­aus/contents/about.