A/Prof Eddy Strivens explores new developments regarding the diagnosis and management of dementia in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, with a focus on diagnostic tools and risk factors.
This activity discusses the assessment and investigation of the patient who presents with cognitive impairment.
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.
This education defines dementia and discusses the presenting symptoms and signs of the disease. The range of screening tools available in general practice is discussed and their merits and role considered. Biomarkers for dementia are considered, as are current neuroimaging techniques.
This education compares and contrasts the roles of population screening and case finding in the diagnosis of dementia. Cognitive assessment tools are outlined and their respective roles and features described.
This education discusses the development of an overall management plan for a patient with dementia. Primary and secondary prevention of dementia are included and risk management as part of the overall management strategy explored.
Dementia in primary care: Recognising and managing behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPSD) and physical comorbidities
This education outlines the Behavioural & Psychological Symptoms of dementia and explores the ABC (Antecedent, Behaviour, Consequence) system of assessing the patient with dementia.
This education discusses the end of life decisions in patients who have been diagnosed with dementia. The role of the patient, their carer and their family is discussed.