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This workshop discusses the assessment and investigation of the patient who presents with cognitive impairment – providing you with the opportunity to gain insight into how you can be assisted with best practice identification and management of your patients.
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
- Recognise dementia in the social and medical contexts
- Ensure patient safety by improving the team approach to the assessment and management of early dementia.
This Active Learning Module (ALM) has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program Category 1, 40 point ALM – RACGP Activity no. 94430
- Date April 14, 2018
- Time from 09:30 AM
- Time to 05:00 PM
- Location / Region Northern Territory / Darwin
- Asset Type Workshop
- Learning Pathway Implementation
- Topic Areas Dementia (general), Medication Management, Dementia Diagnosis, Dementia Assessment
- Target Audience Primary Care
- Target Occupations Medical & Pharmacy, Medical Specialist, General Practitioner, Intern or resident, Practice Nurse
- Target Populations Anyone with Dementia, Rural, Remote, Metropolitan
- Event Flyer Darwin-Workshop-Dementia-diagnosis-management-GP.pdf
- Knowledge Translation Thinking, Doing
Dr Allan Shell
DR ALLAN SHELL - Academic GP and Dr Michael Lowe – Specialist Geriatrician, Medical Advisor, Dementia Australia NT
- 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, utilising 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.
6 hours CME / CPD *This activity is associated with RACGP pre/post acitivities.
Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront
Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, 7 Kitchener Drive, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
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