Dementia in primary care: Screening and case-finding

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This education is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 1 CME PD.

This education compares and contrasts the roles of population screening and case finding in the diagnosis of dementia. Cognitive assessment tools are outlined and their respective roles and features described. Detail is provided regarding the neuroimaging currently available to assist with the diagnosis of identification of type of dementia. Risk factors for the development of dementia are explored and comorbidities considered.

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

  • Discuss the differences between population screening and case finding in dementia in general practice.
  • Apply and interpret the assessment tools and neuroimaging.
  • Evaluate patients for the risk factors implicated in the development of dementia.
  • Ensure patient safety by being aware of and managing the comorbidities that may exist together with dementia.

You will need the latest version of Flash to participate in this activity - you can download the latest version here: Supported by Dementia Training Australia and Alzheimers Australia. This education was prepared by ThinkGP and Dr Allan Shell (DCRC).

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Dementia in Primary Care: Screening and Case-finding - education
Dementia in Primary Care: Screening and Case-finding - evaluation