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Perceptions of Dementia course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
RCGP, LBU

This session will present an overview of the ways in which dementia is perceived and talked about, including misperceptions about who may be affected by dementia. The subsequent impact that this has on peoples access to and use of health and social care services is considered.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Discuss the stigma, myths and stereotypes associated with dementia
  • Describe the prevelance and impact of a diagnosis of dementia for younger people
  • Explain the importance of equal access to dementia assessment and diagnosis for people from diverse communities

Dementia is a condition affecting over 50 million people worldwide, characterised by problems with cognition. However, the way in which dementia is perceived and represented in society can have a significant negative impact on people living with and touched by the experience of dementia.


PRM123
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Have basic knowledge of the signs, symptoms and causes of dementia
  • Complete session: Detecting Dementia in Primary Care (400-0117)
Instructors / Speakers
Sarah Jane Smith,
Dementia Research. Leeds Beckett University

Sarah is a cognitive psychologist and Reader in Dementia Research at Leeds Beckett University with an interest in applied dementia research and education and training for the dementia workforce.

Delivery
Title
Perceptions of Dementia course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Agedcare, Dementia care
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
20 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3.05_13
Access Duration (in months)
12
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