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194146 - 'Aged Care - Cognition, Consent and Care of the Older Patient'

  • : Online

This education activity is aimed at GPs and other health care providers with assessment of memory or behaviour concerns for the older patient. Review the ethical and legal concepts of capacity and consent with cognitive impairment. Formulate a management plan for the patient with escalating behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Relevance to General Practice

One of Australia’s biggest future health challenges lies in aged care . In 2017, over 1 in 7 people were aged 65 and over. From the age of 70 onwards, dementia remained as one of the leading causes of burden for both men and women with its rank within the top 10 leading diseases differing by age group. Furthermore, the rate of total burden due to dementia increased with age for both sexes—from 16 to 219 per 1,000 men aged 70–74 and 100 years and older, respectively, and from 18 to 319 per 1,000 women of the same age range. In a needs analyses conducted by GPEx in mid-2018, over 70% of respondents in the Fleurieu region of the Country South Australian (SA) Primary Health Network (PHN) indicated that they would like access to more continuing professional development opportunities in aged care. In addition, the Country SA PHN Needs Assessment Report 2017-2018 identified Australia’s ageing population as a priority area, highlighting an increased risk of age-related(continued...)

Learning outcomes
  • Describe an approach to a detailed cognitive assessment for the older patient with memory or behaviour concerns
  • Explain both ethical and legal concepts of consent and how these apply to the patient with cognitive impairment
  • Formulate a management plan for the patient with escalating behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
  • List the main medications used in the management of Alzheimer’s dementia, including their efficacy and side effects
  • Implement strategies for follow up of patients presenting with dementia through practice recall systems
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Rural health
    • Adult health
    • Care of older people
    • Residential care
    Partnering organisations

    Country SA PHN

    Delivery
    Title
    194146 - 'Aged Care - Cognition, Consent and Care of the Older Patient'
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    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    2 hours
    Start Date
    26-Mar-2020
    CPD Points
    4 cpd
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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