The Timely Diagnosis and Improved Management of Dementia in Primary Care
This activity discusses the assessment and investigation of patients who present with cognitive impairment. Various presentations and their associated comorbidities are discussed, as well as the examination, laboratory and radiology investigations required to make a diagnosis of dementia, and differentiate between the different types.
By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- Implement early diagnosis and treatment of people with dementia within a primary care setting.
- Discuss the measures to reduce known risk factors that impact on developing dementia.
- Apply with confidence and interpret the assessment tools, and appreciate the current role of neuroimaging.
- Understand the behavioural changes in patients with dementia.
- Refer to Alzheimer’s Australia and other community bodies in support of carers.
- Recognise dementia in the context of both social and medical condition.
- Assist and advise families / carers with future planning for the patient with dementia.
- Ensure patient safety by improving the team approach to the assessment and management of early dementia.
Content partner: Dementia Training AustraliaRegister via External Site
Fri, 15 Feb 2019, at 12:00 AM
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