General Practice Training Tasmania’s Dementia Care Training and Education Program (DCTEP) is a free online tailored education resource providing awareness, diagnosis, management and support of patients with dementia and their carers, in general practice (with a specific emphasis on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples).
This innovative Australian-first dementia care online resource was developed in Tasmania and launched in Hobart in March 2018 by Federal Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM MP.
This free interactive online resource aims to provide high quality education and training in Dementia for GPs, Practice Nurses and medical practitioners working in general practice and aged care.
1. Recognising Dementia in General Practice
2. Diagnosing Dementia in General Practice
3. How does Dementia Progress ?
4. Managing Dementia in General Practice
GPs and medical practitioners working in general practice
Families and carers
This short video is taken from DCTEP and highlights how Dementia progresses.
There is no better time to get educated about a disease that is affecting so many Australians and their families. Access the program at the end of this article.
‘Early diagnosis will make a big difference in the care of patients and carers – this training was a game changer for me and I can now offer better care for my patients and their families’.
Dr Janaka Somarathna, Exeter Medical Centre
“The program gave me the confidence to diagnose and manage dementia. Now, I don’t feel stressed when patients or family members come in worried about memory loss or dementia. The program taught me a system that is very practical and easy to remember.”
Dr Cherrilyn Zablan-Salazar, Wynyard Medical Centre
‘I found it useful in thinking about patient needs at the various stages of dementia, and the characteristics of each stage. I’d recommend it to any GP/Nurse.’
Dr Sue Chambers