Capacity and decision making in dementia: a case-based approach for GPs

Type: Video 1 hr 3 mins
Supporting Aged Care Quality Standard: 1

National Webinar – Thursday 27 May 2021

One of the most challenging aspects of caring for people living with dementia is guiding them and their family and carers through issues brought on by diminishing capacity.

This interactive webinar will offer a clear approach for GPs and other health practitioners when faced with questions regarding capacity of their patients.

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  • Explain the differences between decision-making ability, capacity and competency in relation to people living with dementia
  • Apply a structured approach when assessing whether a person living with dementia has capacity for specific tasks
  • Clarify the duty of care in relation to confidentiality for your patients living with dementia


Dr Sara Bird

Executive Manager, Professional Services MDA National
Sara trained and worked as a GP before commencing work as a medico-legal adviser and claims manager in 1998. She has a particular interest in clinical risk management. Sara assists MDA National Members and their staff with medico-legal enquiries, complaints, investigations and medical negligence claims.

Dr Marita Long

GP Educator, DTA GP Education Team
Marita is a GP who has, over the past 8 years worked in a diverse range of general practice settings. Marita is part of the Dementia Training Australia’s GP Education group who have been developing innovative education workshops, both face to face and online, to increase GPs capacity and confidence to recognise, diagnose and manage people living with dementia.

Dr Hilton Koppe

Lead GP Educator, DTA GP Education Team
Dr Hilton Koppe is a general practitioner from Lennox Head. Hilton combines his clinical work with an active role in medical education.

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