Aged care

Live webinar - RSV in older adults: understanding risk and preventative measures

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 7:00pm - 8:30pm AEDT In this webinar A/Prof Michael Woodward, Prof Grant Waterer and Dr Victoria Hayes, explore prevalence, seasonal patterns, and demographic impacts of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Australia. It will also outline preventative measures in older age groups, including safety and efficacy features of the new RSV vaccine for adults.

On-demand webinar - Applying a multi-disciplinary approach to post diagnostic dementia care

Dementia care, post-diagnosis, spans a myriad of domains including medical, psychological, social, and functional. Embracing a multi-disciplinary approach is paramount for delivering holistic care. This on-demand webinar delves into collaborative multi-disciplinary strategies that can ensure a comprehensive assessment and tailored management plan, to meet the distinct goals and needs of people with dementia and their caregivers.

Mild cognitive impairment: What impact can GPs have by acting early?

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an increasingly prevalent condition in Australia, and GPs can play a key role in its identification and management through early diagnosis and action. This module explores how to identify risk factors and make a diagnosis of MCI, and outlines the effective development of treatment plans for MCI in primary care.

On-demand webinar - Herpes zoster in older people: Opportunities for prevention

In this on-demand webinar, Dr Anita Sharma discusses the risk of shingles (herpes zoster) and its complications in individuals aged 50 years and over, with a focus on how that risk is influenced by advancing age and common chronic conditions. Current Australian recommendations for shingles vaccination will be discussed, alongside a review of the shingles vaccines available in Australia.1 GPs will be invited to consider how they might improve shingles vaccine uptake among patients 50 years and older in their practice.

Dementia risk reduction: Applying the evidence to optimise your patients' brain health - On-demand webinar

In this on-demand webinar, Dr Hilton Koppe, Dr Marita Long and Prof Kaarin Anstey explore the latest evidence to assess dementia risk, and apply the latest clinical guidelines to help prevent or delay the onset of dementia in your patients. Through a case-based approach, the speakers discuss how the MBS-supported 45-49 year health assessment can be utilised as a timely and effective opportunity for conducting a brain health check.

Dementia in primary care: Recognising and managing behavioural and psychological symptoms and physical comorbidities

Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) can lead to quality of life impacts in not only the individual with dementia, but also others around them. This module explores the assessment of BPSD using the ABC (antecedent, behaviour, consequence) model, and discusses the management of BPSD using pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods as well as the management of comorbid conditions associated with dementia.

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