By the end of this training programme you will have an understanding of what it is like to have dementia. You will have an insight into the possible signs and symptoms and how to recognise them when they come into your surgery and how to do some basic assessments. We will look at possible differential diagnosis including depression. We will look at the problems that your patients experience with answering questions and expressing their needs. I will show you what happens to eyesight and perception and how they contribute to falls and disorientation. We will look at the main causes of agitation including the effects of untreated pain. You will have some understanding of how memory is affected; how they are made, stored, retrieved and lost.
Understand the difficulties people with dementia have with language and communication. Learn how to talk to patients to minimise distress and agitation.
Be able to assess the causes of aggression and agitation.
Look at differential diagnosis including depression.
Recognise environmental factors in the home and surgery that affect people with dementia and how they contribute to falls, disorientation and poor food intake.
Recognise the signs that might lead you to suspect cognitive problems and look at basic assessments.
Briefly look at different types of dementia.
Have insight into memory problems and what happens when dementia develops.
This course is supported by our partners in the pharmaceutical industry, by the provision of trade stands. Company products may be on display.
Free Parking available on Site, in the Toorak, Victoria and Carlton Hotel Car Park but please ensure you register your cars registration with reception to avoid a possible fine. Pay and Display car park also available opposite in the Riviera Centre