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A Structured Approach to Managing Dementia in General Practice

Duration of the course: 60 mins
Track: Clinical

About The Course

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Manage dementia using a layered chronic disease management approach.
Date: Thursday 19 November 2020, 7:00pm – 8:00pm AEDT | Event Flyer
Duration: 60mins
Accreditation: 2 RACGP CPD Program Points (Activity ID 230039) and 1 ACRRM PDP Point (Activity 21387)

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, the third in a series of webinars on dementia, has been designed to provide GPs and nurses with a layered chronic disease management approach to supporting patients with dementia. This webinar will include an interactive discussion with panelists demonstrating a patient-centred approach to managing dementia while at the same time supporting family members and carers.

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

What you will learn

  • Apply a patient-centred stepwise chronic disease management approach to the management of dementia.
  • Explain the role of medications in the management of dementia.
  • Describe the role other health practitioners can play in the management of a person with dementia.

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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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