[Sneak peek] How to diagnose dementia

Did you know there are 487,500 people living with dementia in Australia? It is important to provide early intervention and support to your patients with geriatric conditions in primary care. Watch this short video on how to diagnose dementia, a sneak peek from the HealthCert Professional Certificate of Geriatric Medicine course.

For further information on this topic, you may be interested to learn more about the HealthCert Professional Diploma program in Geriatric Medicine.

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In the short lecture snippet, Dr Paige Darlington looks at the statistics and clinical significance of dementia and the common dementia diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia and younger onset dementia.

Dr Darlington discusses how to make a diagnosis of dementia in primary care, including history, early signs and symptoms, other cognitive impairment causes and inclusion/exclusion criteria. Examination options include observations, bedside tests, cardiovascular, neuro and mental health.

Pathology and imaging options are discussed including screening tools and their advantages and disadvantages. The module then moves to the benefits of early diagnosis.

Watch all this and much more in the full video above.

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