Best practice cognitive impairment and dementia care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples attending primary care
This first webinar is aimed at General Practitioners. Join Dr Mary Belfrage and Professor Constance Dimity Pond as they give an overview of best practice principles in the detection and management of cognitive impairment and dementia, focusing on the cultural context of addressing the needs of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their families, carers and communities.
- Describe best practice clinical and cultural aspects of the detection and management of cognitive impairment and dementia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples attending primary care
- Understand the ways in which brain health can be incorporated into primary health care throughout the life course
- Learn about the MBS and PBS aspects of providing care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with cognitive impairment and dementia over the age of 50 years
Dr Mary Belfrage
Clinical Lead NACCHO-RACGP Partnership Project
Mary has been a GP in community health and Aboriginal health services in desert communities and for nearly ten years was the Medical Director at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service. Mary is a consultant to the Let’s CHAT Dementia project and led the development of the ‘Best practice guide to cognitive impairment and dementia care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending primary care’ resource Mary is currently the Clinical Advisor in the NACCHO-RACGP partnership work within the RACGP.
Professor Constance Dimity Pond
Professor of General Practice, University of Newcastle
Dimity is a GP in clinical practice in Berowra, NSW. She is Professor of General Practice at the University of Newcastle and conducts research in the area of mental health and dementia, focusing mainly on GP identification and management. She has had experience in educating GPs and other members of the primary care team, on issues around dementia diagnosis and management. These sessions have included some yarns with AMS staff. She has recently been the clinical lead for a Northern Sydney Primary Health Network project for GPs around quality improvement in dementia care.
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