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Live webinar - Dementia in diverse groups - 5 November 2020

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This education is accredited: RACGP 3 CPD, ACRRM 2 CME PD.

Dementia in diverse groups: Caring for people with dementia who are culturally and linguistically different to you

As in many therapeutic areas, cultural and linguistic diversity has an impact on the recognition, diagnosis and management of dementia -- but the ‘how’, ‘why’ and ‘what to do’ for people with dementia in diverse groups can be tricky to navigate in busy primary practice.

Join us as we explore different clinical presentations of dementia in people with cultural differences. This highly practical presentation includes social, family and other considerations related to people in cultural and linguistically diverse groups, who have dementia. We’ll help you understand and navigate through these considerations so you can provide optimal dementia care.

Bring your curly questions too! Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with, and ask questions of the panel.

Date and time: 5 November 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm AEDT

Duraton: 1.5 hours

Professional development: 3 RACGP CPD points/2 ACRRM PDP hours

Learning outcomes:

By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the potential different clinical presentations of dementia in the context of cultural difference.
  • Develop strategies to overcome the impact of cultural diversity on the recognition and diagnosis of dementia.
  • Consider the aspects of cultural diversity which may impact on the care and management of people living with dementia.

Presented by:

Dr Steph Daly

Dr Steph Daly is a GP in Adelaide with a special interest in dementia. She is a GP supervisor and member of the RACGP education and training committee in SA. Dr Steph Daly is passionate about improving the access for patients to a timely diagnosis of dementia in primary care.

A/Prof Lee-Fay Low

Lee-Fay Low (BSc Psych (Hons), PhD), is associate professor in Ageing and Health, NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Development Fellow, University of Sydney. She is a registered psychologist with a PhD in psychiatric epidemiology.

Dr Hilton Koppe

Dr Hilton Koppe is a general practitioner/family physician in Lennox Head, a small village on the east coast of Australia. He has been a country doctor since 1988, and has combined medical practice with teaching medical students, doctors-in-training and experienced clinicians. In addition to his work as a family doctor and his teaching, Hilton is a published writer.

This activity is sponsored by Dementia Training Australia.

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