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 is 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
The number of people with dementia in Australia is growing rapidly. Inevitably this will increase the dementia patient-load for GPs. Additionally, as aged care services are stretched, the management of this group with chronic and complex care needs will fall to GPs and the extended primary care team. – Pond D: Dementia: an update on management. Australian Family Physician. 2012, 41(12):936.
Much can still be done in the way of service development and provision, GP training and education, and the eradication of stigma attached to dementia, to improve the early detection and management of dementia.
Koch T, Iliffe S: Rapid appraisal of barriers to the diagnosis and management of patients with dementia in primary care: a systematic review. BMC Family Practice. 2010, 11(1):1.