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Improving outcomes for a timely diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice (Shepparton)
October 10, 2015
Dr ALLAN SHELL
Academic GP and Visiting Fellow (UNSW Australia)
DR HOLLY ANDERSON
Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist (Bendigo Health)
- To increase awareness of the current clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of dementia in a primary care setting.
- To improve diagnostic acumen with respect to the level of a person's cognitive impairment.
- To identify factors in the practitioner, the carer and the patient that may be potential barriers to making a diagnosis of dementia.
- To understand the impact of a patient with dementia on family and carers, and the community support and services that are available.
- Implement a system in the practice using screening tools for all patients 75 years and over, in whom there is a concern about memory problems, for both cognitive impairment and depression.
This Dementia workshop is ALM is approved and accredited for the 2014-2016 Triennium, for RACGP and ACRRM members. Allied health colleagues are also entitled to participate as part of their professional development activities and all will receive an attendance certificate. This has been endorsed under APEC number 110309001, as authorised by the Royal College of Nursing Australia, according to approved criteria and attracts 6 RCNA CNE points.
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