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Alzheimer's disease: clinical review

Alzheimer's disease: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


September 12, 2013


June 17, 2016

Programme Description

Dr David Jolley and colleagues discuss pitfalls in making a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, The National Dementia Strategy and management of the condition. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include early detection, changes to the brain and medication.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in their general practice setting
  • Understand the difficulties in presentation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Know when to refer to a specialist
  • Understand the prognosis of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Readers' comments

    `It gives me confidence to diagnose and treat patients.'

    `Refreshing clinical data and intervention that I can use for my practice.’

    `Very good, to the point and relevant for GPs.’


    Activity authors
    Dr David Jolley
    Consultant psychiatrist and honorary reader
    The University of Manchester

    Dr Susan Benbow
    Consultant psychiatrist and professor
    Staffordshire University

    Dr Ian Greaves

    Test author
    Dr Raj Thakkar
    Wooburn Green


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required