Recognising, diagnosing and managing dementia in general practice
Certificate of Completion
Explore the most up to date advice on dementia in the General Practice setting. Various health professionals share their knowledge, experience and insights in dementia research, education and care.
Suitable for people working in:
By completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Argue that dementia is a significant 21st century health issue.
- Identify the types of dementia commonly seen in General Practice.
- Prioritise the importance of a timely dementia diagnosis in primary care.
- Recognise the barriers to the diagnosis of Dementia in General practice.
- Identify the medical and social impact of dementia on the individual, family and broader community.
- Differentiate early warning signs of dementia from other medical presentations.
- Apply a framework for making a diagnosis of dementia.
- Apply inclusion and exclusion criteria for dementia diagnosis.
- Plan questions for a patient and a collaborative source in order to make a dementia diagnosis.
- Utilise validated screening tools to help make a dementia diagnosis.
- Select baseline investigations to exclude differential diagnoses of dementia.
- Demonstrate giving a diagnosis of dementia to a patient and/or family member.
- Classify the presentation of dementia into three stages
- Describe the 5 domains of dementia and how they impact on the individual at each stage
- Discuss modifiable risk factors that influence dementia
- Use the stages and domains as a structure for managing dementia
- Explain the impact of dementia on the carer
In this course, you will complete the following modules:
Continuing Professional Education
Completion of this course provides 4 hours of continuing professional education. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion.
This eLearning course was developed for DTA by the team led by the University of Tasmania.
Professor Andrew Robinson
Professor Dimity Pond
Dr Marita Long
Dr Hilton Koppe
Dr Margaret Winbolt
The contributions of various General Practitioners, a neuroscientist, a psychiatric geriatrician, nursing professional and carers who have shared their knowledge, experience and insights in dementia research, education and care are acknowledged and appreciated.
Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.
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