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Education and CPD

Check out this useful list of educational resources, CPD modules and videos for GPs, Pharmacists, carers and patients.

 

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Education for GP’s

Access accredited educational programs and online learning here.

  • Learn diagnostic skills with the RACGP
    Earn 40 Category 1 QI&CPD points from the RACGP by completing the Active Learning Module or e-learning module, The timely diagnosis of dementia. This practical program uses current guidelines and provide resources and tools to improve diagnostic and treatment skills.
  • Gain experience through case studies
    Alzheimer’s Australia allows non-RACGP members to access the RACGP check Program, which offers a series of commonly seen case studies on dementia.
    RACGP members – go to www.racgp.org.au/checkNon-members – email us at: detectearly@fightdementia.org.au

Videos

    • Antipsychotics and dementia: Managing medications
      Join Professor Henry Brodaty (psychogeriatrician), Dr Julian Pierre (GP) and Tim Perry (consultant pharmacist) as they discuss the challenge of deprescribing antipsychotics for dementia patients and look for alternative solutions for symptoms.
    • Dr Kristine Yaffe ‐ Maximising cognitive health
      Dr Kristine Yaffe, Director of UCSF Dementia Epidemiology Research Group, discusses the connections between dementia and common chronic diseases and how to reduce dementia risk by managing other diseases through life style changes. (Introduction by Dr Bryce Vissel-Garvan Institute).
    • Prof. Henry Brodaty ‐ AO setting the scene: Models of Dementia Care. Can we do it better?
      Prof. Henry Brodaty, Centre for Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, discussing the models of care for dementia and the importance of improved care for dementia patients (Introduction by Dr Bryce Vissel-Garvan Institute).
    • Prof. Julian Hughes ‐ Models of Dementia Care. Can we do it better?
      Professor Julian Hughes, Consultant in old age psychiatry (UK), discusses what we can do to improve the care of dementia patients, focusing on end of life care (Introduction by Prof Henry Brodaty).
    • The unspoken impact of dementia
      Three people diagnosed with dementia share their experiences of living with dementia, the stigma that they’ve experienced as a result of their diagnosis, and their views on the small things people can do to help create a dementia-friendly nation.
    • What annoys you most about living with dementia?
      Watch this video as people diagnosed with dementia discuss the frustrating things about living with dementia.

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