119 - Building Dementia Practice in Primary Care - Step 2 Building a Process Towards Dementia Diagnosis

 119 - Building Dementia Practice in Primary Care - Step 2 Building a Process Towards Dementia Diagnosis
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Course Overview

The Building Dementia Practice series is designed to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence in dementia practice and provide you with tools and resources to work collaboratively in supporting a timely diagnosis of dementia in primary care. The online learning module will encourage you to lead practice change by following newly developed dementia practice guidelines that promote an evidence based approach to dementia detection, diagnosis and support in a primary care setting.

 Estimated Duration

Approximately 1 hour / 1 CPD hour



About the Author

The module has been developed as part of the Supporting General Practitioners and General Practice Nurses in the Timely Diagnosis of Dementia Project.

The author of this module is Kelly Burns. Kelly is Course Developer at Alzheimer’s Australia Vic and brings to this role over 20 years of clinical experience working as a registered nurse and Credentialed mental health nurse in aged person’s mental health  and Cognitive Dementia and Memory service. As a Cognition Clinical Nurse consultant Kelly led significant practice change in assessment and support for older people with dementia and delirium in acute care. Kelly is the author of the recently released practice guidelines ‘4 Steps to Building Dementia Practice in Primary Care'.

Learning Outcomes

This module will help you to:

  • promote opportunity for discussion about cognitive health,
  • promote opportunity for cognitive screening and assessment,
  • be familiar with cognitive screening tools,
  • develop skills required to administer cognitive screening and assessment,
  • understand your role in dementia diagnosis, and
  • support disclosure of a diagnosis of dementia.

Target Audience

Suitable for nurses working in primary health care, including general practice.

What you’ll get

Once you’ve finished the module, you’ll be able to download and save a certificate of completion. You may also be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

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