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Behavioural, psychologic symptoms affect most patients with dementia.
Ngaire Kerse and Gary Cheung
(New Zealand Doctor 13 April 2014)
Contributor: Shereen Moloney - 15 Jun 2016, 1:05 PM
Title: Elearning Dementia Education Resource for GPs & Practice Nurses
Press release from Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/new-dementia-guidelines-gps-and-nurses
Description: An eLearning Dementia Education Resource for GPs and Practice Nurses across New Zealand has recently been published on the University of Auckland’s Goodfellow Unit website.
It is designed to build primary care confidence, competence, and consistency in assessing, diagnosing, and managing mild cognitive impairment and typical dementia.
The Northern Regional Alliance led the development of the resource on behalf of the four Health Regional Alliances and in partnership with the Goodfellow Unit. The Goodfellow Unit is an accredited continuing medical education/professional development provider for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
The resource, which can be accessed at no cost to health professionals, is a result of a national collaboration between primary, secondary and tertiary care providers. It is heavily informed by the Waitemata DHB pilot of GPs and practice nurses assessing, diagnosing and managing mild cognitive impairment and typical dementia. You can read more about that pilot in the Waitemata DHB Primary Health Care Cognitive Impairment Pathway Pilot: Final evaluation.
Each topic in the resource has a short video presented by a geriatrician or psychiatrist of older people, with the key points, printable resources and relevant electronic links noted below each video.
Topics covered include:
Target Audience: Primary health care workers, GPs, practice nurses, nurse practitioners
Online contact form: https://www.goodfellowunit.org/contact-us
Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 29 Jun 2017, 10:05 AM