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Faculty

Louise Robinson

GP and Professor, Primary care and ageing,
Newcastle University, UK

Accredited by

BMJ Learning

Course Description

After completing this module you should know that:
- Timely diagnosis is important for most people with dementia to empower them to make their own decisions, plan the best possible care, and optimise clinical management
- Treating pain, underlying medical conditions, and vascular risk factors is important for all patients with dementia
- Specific drug treatments are recommended for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease
- In many patients behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia can be prevented without resorting to antipsychotic drugs:
-- Antipsychotics can have a small but important place in the short term management of severe behavioural and psychological symptoms
-- Patients with dementia who are on long term antipsychotics should have their prescription reviewed regularly
- You need to identify and manage the needs of carers as well as those of patients.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Expiration Date:2018-Sep-14
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:Free
System Requirements:
Adobe Flash Player

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