Educational visit

Dementia and changed behaviour: a person-centred approach

This visit will focus on improving the management of changed behaviours in people with dementia living in residential aged facilities and the wider community.

Starts: late September 2020

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Accreditation

One-on-one discussion
This activity has been approved for 2 points (CPD Activity) under the RACGP CPD Program for the 2020-2022 triennium (activity number: 208896)

Small group meeting
This activity has been approved for 2 points (CPD Activity) under the RACGP CPD Program for the 2020-2022 triennium (activity number: 229697)

One-on-one discussion
This activity has been accredited for 1 hour under the educational activity category in the ACRRM PD Program for the 2020 – 2022 triennium (activity code: 20422)

Small group meeting
This activity has been accredited for 1 hour under the performance review category in the ACRRM PD Program for the 2020-2022 triennium (activity code: 21353)

 

About

This educational visit will provide the latest evidence on first-line management with non-pharmacological approaches to managing changed behaviours in people with dementia living in residential aged facilities and the wider community. Guidance on optimal management of changed behaviour with antipsychotics and benzodiazepines will include when to start, when to review, and how to taper and stop these medicines where appropriate.

Information will also be provided on resources and support services for health professionals, people with dementia and their carers.

Educational visits are available as:

  • One-on-one discussion: 30-minute in-practice discussion for GPs, tailored to individual learning needs.
  • Virtual visit: via video call for GPs who find it difficult to schedule an in-practice visit.
  • Small-group: 1-hour in-practice meeting for up to 10 health professionals (GPs, pharmacists and nurses).

All visits will comply with current state and territory regulations for social distancing.

This educational visit will include:

  • Latest evidence on pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to manage changed behaviours in people with dementia
  • Guidance on the optimal management of changed behaviours with antipsychotics and benzodiazepines, including reviewing, tapering and stopping
  • Information on resources and support services for health professionals, people with dementia and their carers