Online module

How does Dementia Progress?

40 mins

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

This module explores the presentation of dementia and its impact on the individual.

Cost free

This module has prerequisite requirements

Further details below

Suitable for people working in:

Primary Care

This module is part of the course:

Dementia in general practice

How does Dementia Progress?

How does Dementia Progress?

This module is part of the course, Recognising Diagnosing and Managing Dementia in General Practice . Enrol in this module or complete the full course.


Before undertaking this module you will need to complete the following:

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Classify the presentation of dementia into three stages.
  • Describe the 5 domains of dementia and how they impact on the individual at each stage.

Continuing Professional Development

A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon successful completion of this module.


This eLearning course was developed for DTA by the team led by the University of Tasmania.

Specific credits:

  • Professor Andrew Robinson
  • Professor Dimity Pond
  • Dr Marita Long
  • Dr Hilton Koppe
  • Dr Margaret Winbolt
  • Helen Douglas

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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Version history

Published: 08 May 2020
Updated: 16 Aug 2023

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