Overcoming the challenges of managing chronic diseases in persons with dementia

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About The Event:
  • Event Start Date: 23/02/2018
  • Event Start Time: 8:30 am
  • Event End Time: 5:00 pm
  • Location: AMREP Theatre, Alfred Hospital 55 Commercial Road, Prahran VIC
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ADMA, Dementia Training Australia and Monash University present a seminar on:
Overcoming the challenges of managing chronic diseases in persons with dementia

Health services are increasingly facing the challenges of delivering effective health care to persons with dementia who also have other chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus, heart failure and chronic pulmonary disease. The cornerstone of optimal management of any chronic disease requires effective patient self-management especially for people with dementia who have specific care needs and require a tailored approach.

The increasing prevalence of age-related chronic illness along with a decline in the availability of informal caregivers calls for innovative programs to support self-management at a primary care level. This patient group is growing rapidly and health services face major challenges inkeepthese patients healthy and living in the community.

This seminar provides information for participants about the diagnosis of cognitive impairment, an understanding of their cognitive abilities and novel ways to assist with self-management. This is essential knowledge in contemporary practice that enables clinicians to recognise and manage common co-morbidities in persons with dementia in ambulatory settings. The seminar also describes why sub-optimal self-management occurs due to the different types of cognitive impairment. It will also highlight common clinical risks and equip clinicians in the field with strategies to support persons with dementia and chronic diseases.

This forum is designed for chronic disease management managers, care staff, nurses, medical practitioners, allied health and other healthcare professionals.

The seminar speakers include Duncan Topliss, Olivia Gobbo, Dina Logiudice, Mukesh Haikerwal all experts in their respective fields of chronic disease management, geriatric medicine and dementia, ambulatory care and general practice.

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