The timely diagnosis and improved management of dementia

Recommended for: GPs    ALM Duration: 6 Hours  

Part 1&2: Saturday afternoon    Part 3&4: Sunday morning

This ALM will enhance your medical and clinical understanding of dementia, highlighting the major challenges in its assessment, treatment and ongoing management. The activity will also address the wider challenges around the care of aged people, including polypharmacy, social and legal issues and dealing with family and carers.

By attending this ALM you will be able to:

  • Earn 40 CPD points/6 CPD hours
  • Use the current clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice (NH&MRC 2016)
  • Distinguish between dementia and other diseases, including delirium
  • Implement strategies for family and carers, in dealing with the impact of a patient living with dementia, utilizing local community support and services available
  • Improve Patient safety by implementing a system in the practice using screening tools for all patients over 75 years with memory problems, cognitive impairment and depression.
     

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ACCREDITATION

If you attended GPCE Melbourne 2019 as a delegate and need to complete your evaluation forms in order to receive your CPD points, please log into the Delegate Hub.

SPEAKER NOTES

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UPGRADE YOUR ALM TO A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (QI) ACTIVITY

General practitioners currently have a mandatory requirement to complete a Quality Improvement (QI) activity as part of the current 2017-2019 triennium. The RACGP offer a ‘QI reflection’ activity that can be completed after any Category 1 activity (such as an ALM), which fulfils the QI activity criterion and also awards five Category 2 points.

The QI reflection activity is applicable to GPs who:
    • completed a Category 1 activity and have been allocated points this triennium
    • made changes or improvements in knowledge, attitudes, behaviours, skills, and/or practice systems as a result of the learning

The QI reflection form is available via the myCPD page on the myRACGP website, or through your local RACGP office.

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN 2020?

If you are interested in participating at GPCE Melbourne in a sponsoring, exhibiting, speaking or facilitating capacity in 2020, please contact us

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