Improving outcomes for a timely diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice
April 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This Active Learning Module (ALM) has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program Category 1, 40 point ALM – RACGP Activity no. 94430
As a GP you are well aware of how time consuming your profession is, with more and more demands being made upon you. We also know how many more cases of dementia – be it late or early onset – are going to be presented on your doorstep in the future. This ALM provides you with the opportunity to gain insight into how you can be assisted with best practice identification and management of your patients.
Dr Allan Shell – Academic GP and Professor Leon Flicker AO, Specialist Geriatrian, Director – WA Centre for Health and Ageing
- Use the current clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice (NH&MRC 2016).
- Distinguish between dementia and other diseases, including delirium.
- Implement strategies for family and carers, in dealing with the impact of a patient living with dementia, utilizing local community support and services available.
- Implement a system in the practice using recommended screening tools for all patients, 75 years and over, with memory problems, cognitive impairment or depression.
This event has been organised by Dementia Training Australia.