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Post Diagnostic Support for People Living with 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 describe the different types of post-diagnostic support available to people following a dementia diagnosis and the role of primary care practitioners in suppporting people to live well.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the principles of psychosocial approaches used to enhance the well-being of people with dementia and support people with dementia to access local services and referral pathways including voluntary and community services
  • List strategies to support medication management and adherence to pharmacological interventions
  • Explain the driving guidelines specific to dementia
  • Discuss methods to assess a carer’s psychological and practical needs and the relevant support available

A variety of types of post-diagnostic support are available to people with a diagnosis of dementia, ranging from providing information, signposting and advanced care planning to providing or referring to structured interventions.


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
Post Diagnostic Support for People Living with Dementia course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Agedcare, Dementia care
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
20 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3.05_12
Access Duration (in months)
12
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