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Dementia in diverse groups - On-demand webinar

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. This activity explores the different clinical presentations of dementia in diverse populations, as well as the social, family and other considerations relevant to people in cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups.

Managing epilepsy in older people: Optimising outcomes in general practice

Epilepsy is a common problem for older adults, and has a greater impact in older people compared to younger populations. This module describes key differences between the causes and presentation of epilepsy in older versus younger people, as well as special considerations for prescribing antiseizure drugs for older people. This two-hour activity contains a online learning module as well as a patient review exercise involving preparation of a GP Management Plan for a patient.

Demystifying dementia: A practical course in the diagnosis and management of dementia

This 2-hour module provides a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of dementia. The module explores the three stages of dementia, and the goals of care for each stage, through interactive case studies and video content. Participants will learn how to diagnose dementia in the general practice setting and how to develop and implement effective management plans.

What's polio got to do with general practice in Australia in 2021?

Late effects of polio include post-polio syndrome and symptoms such as residual weakness, musculoskeletal imbalance, growth retardation or skeletal deformities in affected limbs, respiratory insufficiency and cold intolerance due to circulatory disturbances. Many patients living with the late effects of polio are unaware that their current presenting symptoms could be related to their initial polio infection. This module aims to educate GPs on the late effects of polio and how to identify and support affected patients.

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