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Dementia in Primary Care: Diagnosis

  • : Melbourne VIC 3000

This activity describes the different types of dementia and highlights their similarities and differentiating features. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is discussed and the link between MCI and dementia is explored. Barriers to diagnosis, from the perspective of the GP and carer are explored and the consequences of not diagnosing dementia are listed.

By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of dementia and differentiate between them.
  • Describe the sequence of investigations required to make the diagnosis of dementia.
  • Discuss the barriers to the diagnosis of dementia.
  • List the consequences to not recognising dementia.
  • Ensure patient safety by confidently assessing patients with cognitive impairment.

You will need the latest version of Flash to participate in this activity - you can download the latest version here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Supported by Dementia Training Australia and Alzheimers Australia.

This education was prepared by ThinkGP and Dr Allan Shell (DCRC).

Content partners: 

Dementia Training Australia

Category: 

Aged care

Components

Dementia in Primary Care: Diagnosis - education
Dementia in Primary Care: Diagnosis - evaluation
Type
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Title
Dementia in Primary Care: Diagnosis
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
-- GENERAL MEDICAL--
Location
Provider Type
RTO
Duration
Hours: 1
CPD
Hours: 1 | RACGP C2: 2pts | ACRRM: 1pt
Price
0.00
Location
Melbourne VIC 3000
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