Advance care planning is an essential part of providing patient-centred care in line with a person's goals, beliefs and preferences, especially in later life. This module covers the key aspects of creating an advance care plan, the selection of a substitute decision-maker, and the legal frameworks surrounding advance care plans.
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 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.