Diagnosing dementia in general practice
Dementia is a common presentation in general practice.
This recorded webinar, the second in a series of webinars on dementia, has been designed to provide GPs and nurses a stepwise approach to the assessment and diagnosis of dementia in general practice. The webinar includes an interactive discussion with panelists demonstrating a person centred approach to assessing people presenting with dementia.
- Outline the difficulty in diagnosing and managing dementia despite it being a common cause of death.
- Apply the Inclusion Criteria Framework in assessing patients for a possible diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Dementia.
- Apply the Exclusion Criteria Framework in assessing patients for a possible diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Dementia.
- Recognise features other than memory loss in people with dementia by applying the Domains Framework
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RACGP activity number 223408
Dr Hilton Koppe
Lead 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. Since 2017, Hilton has been working with the team at University of Tasmania’s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre and with Dementia Training Australia to develop and deliver innovative education programs to assist with the recognition, diagnosis and management of dementia in the general practice setting.
Dr Steph Daly
GP Educator, DTA GP Education Team
Dr Steph Daly is a specialist GP in Dementia. She is a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and has completed post-graduate training in Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford in the UK. More recently since moving to Australia she has become an advocate for patients living with Dementia and has facilitated the practice she works at becoming one of the first dementia-friendly (Dementia Australia approved) GP surgery’s in Australia.