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Demystifying Dementia

Duration of the course: 60mins
Track: Clinical

About The Course

 Brochure

Assisting health professionals with their interactions with patients living with dementia, and their families and carers.
Duration: 60mins
Accreditation: Allocated 2 RACGP points Activity 206588

Dementia is a common presentation in general practice. It is the leading cause of death in women in Australia and second leading cause of death overall.

This webinar has been designed to assist GPs and nurses in their interactions with people with dementia and their family/carers. The webinar will include an interactive discussion with panelists outlining frameworks for making it easier to assess people presenting with dementia.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the panel.

CPD Points

  • Allocated 2 RACGP points Activity 206588

What you will learn

  • Outline the difficulty in diagnosing and managing dementia despite it being a common cause of death.
  • Apply the Inclusion Criteria Framework in assessing patients for a possible diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Dementia.
  • Apply the Exclusion Criteria Framework in assessing patients for a possible diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Dementia.
  • Recognise features other than memory loss in people with dementia by applying the Domains Framework.

What Others Have Said

Narelle Winkworth
Oct 9, 2020
Demystifying Dementia

Very Informative, hope there will be more just like this one

Narelle Winkworth
Oct 9, 2020
Demystifying Dementia

Very Informative, hope there will be more just like this one

Jacqueline Adams
Sep 17, 2020
Demystifying Dementia

I found this webinar very informative and very very interesting, being able to ask questions that I have thought about while working with clients with the early signs of dementia has been a great asset to me, so thank you I look forward to more webinars on this terrible disease.

Patricia Velasquez
Sep 17, 2020
Demystifying Dementia

I found the webinar extremely informative so well presented, looking forward to the next one.

Irena HARRISON
Sep 16, 2020
Demystifying Dementia

An excellent presentation. The hopeful approach, clear frameworks and helpful examples made this webinar a useful (and affirming) CPD experience for me. Thank you.

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Dr Hilton Koppe
Dr Hilton Koppe Lead Educator, Dementia Training Australia

Dr Hilton Koppe is a general practitioner/family physician in Lennox Head and has been a country doctor since 1988. Hilton has combined medical practice with teaching medical students, doctors-in-training and experienced clinicians.

Dr Marita Long
Dr Marita Long Educator, Dementia Training Australia

Dr Marita Long graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2007 with first class honours. She became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice in 2013 and has a Diploma of Child Health and a Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health. She has been an active college member since that time. Over the past 8 years Marita has worked in a diverse range of general practice settings. She has also been a medical educator for General Practice Training Tasmania, Eastern Victorian General Practice Training, the University of Tasmania/Wicking Dementia Education and Research Centre and Dementia Training Australia (DTA). Marita is part of the GP Clinical Education group for DTA who have been developing innovative education workshops, both face to face and online, to increase GPs capacity and confidence to recognise, diagnose and manage people living with dementia. These workshops have been delivered around the country and an evaluation of them to date has been recently published in the BMJ open.

Dr Stephanie Daly
Dr Stephanie Daly Educator, Dementia Training Australia

Dr Stephanie Daly is a specialist GP in Dementia. She is a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She has completed post graduate training in Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford in the UK. Throughout her career she has worked in the aged care setting as well as acute hospital units. She has worked alongside a variety of professionals including geriatricians, psycho-geriatricians and other GP’s and nurse colleagues. In the UK she ran a GP led memory assessment service, providing early diagnosis for patients with cognitive impairment. More recently since moving to Australia she has become an advocate for patients living with Dementia and has facilitated the practice she works at becoming one of the first dementia friendly (Dementia Australia approved) GP surgery’s in Australia. She also works as an educator with Dementia Training Australia and is passionate about education in leading to improved outcomes for patients and their families.

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