Online module

A stages and domains approach to recognising and diagnosing dementia in general practice

1 hr

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

This module describes the stages and domains approach to recognising and diagnosing dementia in general practice.

Suitable for people working in:

Acute Care,  Primary Care

This module is part of the course:

Demystifying Dementia

A stages and domains approach to recognising and diagnosing dementia in general practice

A stages and domains approach to recognising and diagnosing dementia in general practice

This module is part of the course, Demystifying Dementia. Enrol in this module or complete the full course.

This module has three sections:

  • 1

    Introduction and pre-course quiz

    • In this section you are invited to complete a survey to assist DTA to evaluate the Demystifying Dementia course.
  • 2

    Dementia stages and domains

    • In this section a stages and domains model is presented
  • 3

    Useful resources

    • In this section you will have access to dementia resources useful in general practice

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • List the exclusion and exclusion criteria for dementia.
  • Describe the three stages of dementia.

Continuing Professional Development

Completion of this course provides 3 hours of professional education – a certificate of completion will be issued after satisfactory course completion which will include passing an online knowledge quiz


Lesson authors:

  • Dr Hilton Koppe MB BS MFM FRACGP
  • Dr Marita Long MB BS DCH FRACGP

This course was developed by the DTA GP education group and the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre. The contributions of the following people to this resource is acknowledged with gratitude:

  • Professor Andrew Robinson
  • Professor Dimity Pond

  • Dr Margaret Winbolt
  • Helen Douglas
  • Madalyn Dodds

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Version history

Published: 16 Oct 2019
Updated: 16 Aug 2023

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