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158530 - Cognitive Decline - Online Learning Module

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This module will explore the evidence-informed specialty area of cognitive health. Our specialist presenters will bring their clinical experience and knowledge on the application of nutritional and environmental medicine in collaboration with conventional medical practice. Current scientific evidence for the effectiveness of treatment modalities including clinical testing, nutritional recommendations, dietary manipulation, lifestyle modification, environmental factors and other therapeutic interventions will be explored.

Relevance to General Practice

Neurodegenerative diseases and conditions can range from and include mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, & multiple sclerosis. In Australia, dementia is the second leading cause of death. 

There is now strong evidence that environmental and lifestyle factors play important roles in neurodegeneration. Nutritional factors may have vital functions in both repair and in protecting cells from inflammatory-related disease and neuronal damage. 
Demonstrated improvements and preservation in cognitive health in older adults have been attributed to modifiable lifestyle factors including diet, personalized health programs designed to lower blood pressure and serum lipids, maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and keeping physically active. 

It is an important part of a GP’s work to be familiar with the clinical symptoms of dementia as delays in diagnosis result in lost opportunities for earlier medical and social interventions for those with dementia. 

Learning outcomes
  • Discuss the contributing factors to the acceleration of cognitive decline, including environmental, metabolic and cellular factors.
  • List and explain methods for assessing cognitive decline, including functional pathology,
  • Explain the role of specific nutrients in the preservation of neurological health and the prevention of cognitive decline.
  • Describe the evidence-based lifestyle interventions that can assist in the prevention and treatment of CD.
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    158530 - Cognitive Decline - Online Learning Module
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    12 hours
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