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Dementia in Primary Care: Recognising and Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms (BPSD) and Physical Comorbidities

  • : Cairns QLD 4870

This education outlines the Behavioural & Psychological Symptoms of dementia and explores the ABC (Antecedent, Behaviour, Consequence) system of assessing the patient with dementia. Examples of plans for management of BPSD are provided and both non pharmacological and pharmacological modalities discussed. Comorbid conditions associated with dementia are listed and the recommendations for the management of these discussed.

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

  • Describe Behavioural & Psychological Symptoms (BPSD) and how they may present.
  • Address BPSD and carer issues related to these behaviours.
  • Explain the treatment options for the various behaviours.
  • Describe the non-pharmacological and pharmacological options available to treat BPSD and the indications for both.
  • Ensure patient safety by developing appropriate management plans for patients with dementia who develop BPSD.

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: Recognising and Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms and Physical Comorbities - education
Dementia in Primary Care: Recognising and Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms and Physical Comorbities - evaluation

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Title
Dementia in Primary Care: Recognising and Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms (BPSD) and Physical Comorbidities
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
-- GENERAL --
Location
Type
Delivery
Provider Type
RTO
Duration
1 hour
CPD
RACGP C2: 2pts | ACRRM: 1pt
Price
0.00
Location
Cairns QLD 4870
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Contact Phone
1800 571 960
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