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.
Gain a succinct overview of specific topics relating to every day practice with our 1, 2 or 6 hour education modules; quick and easy to complete anytime, anywhere. You will receive a certificate for completing any of these education activities. CPD points are also available. Our ALMs provide the opportunity to develop indepth knowledge, skills, behaviour and attitudes in a range of therapeutic areas.
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.
This activity looks at the key diagnostic and management features for common youth mental health issues. These include depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder, with an emphasis on indigenous and LGBTIQ youth. The role of the GP as part of a primary care team is discussed together with the principles for best practice management of these conditions. A range of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management modalities are explored through case studies.