A body of work to upskill GPs on dementia is gathering pace, with a new online course that aims to make it easier for GPs and Primary Health Care Nurses to recognise, diagnose and manage dementia.

The Dementia Training Australia (DTA) course, Recognising, Diagnosing and Managing Dementia in General Practice, includes the most up-to-date advice on dementia in the General Practice setting.

Throughout the course, General Practitioners, a neuroscientist, a psychiatric geriatrician, nursing professionals and carers all share their knowledge, experience and insights.

Tasmanian-based GP and medical educator Marita Long helped develop the course, which is based on a face-to-face workshop developed by the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre and delivered across Australia.

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12 August, 2018