Timely diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice

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Atura Albury

648 Dean Street

Albury, NSW 2640

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UNSW Australia in partnership with Alzheimer's Australia, Dementia Training Study Centres and Murray PHN are pleased to present the workshop Improving outcomes for a timely diagnosis and managment of dementia in general practice. This event is suitable for GPs, practice nurses and allied health professionals working in a primary care setting.

As a GP, or an allied healthcare worker, you are well aware of how time consuming your profession is, with more and more demands being made upon you. We also now 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.

Presenters:
Dr Allan Shell, Academic GP and Visiting Fellow, UNSW Australia
Dr Holly Anderson, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Bendigo Health

Learning Outcomes:

  • To increase awareness of the current clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and managment of dementia in a primary care setting.
  • To improve diagnostic acument with respect to the level of a person's cognitivie impairment
  • To identify factors in the practitioner, the carer and the patient that may be potential barriers to making a diagnosis of dementia.
  • To undersand 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.

Funding: This course is provided as part of the Supporting GPs and Practice Nurses in the Timely Diagnosis of Dementia Project, funded by the Australian Government. Partners for this project: Alzheimer's Australia, Dementia Training Study Centres, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association, Alzheimer's Australia Victoria, Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute.

Activity Accreditation:

This Active Learning Module (ALM) has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program Category 1, 40 point ALM. RACGP Activity No: 5418.

This Dementia workshop ALM is RACGP approved and accredited for the 2014-2016 Triennium. ACRRM members are eligible to have this ALM accredited as well. Allied health colleagues are also entitled to participate, as part of their professional development activities; and, all will receive an attendance certificate. The 6 hour workshop also attracts the equivalent 6 continuing nurse education points.

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Atura Albury

648 Dean Street

Albury, NSW 2640

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