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Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on dementia

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on dementia

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Format

Syllabus

Time to Complete

1.00 hour

Published

March 28, 2017

Updated

June 9, 2017
This module is part of the Essentials learning programme where clinical guidance is translated into everyday practice for GPs.

Programme Description

Dr Elizabeth Kendrick describes the latest NICE guidance on supporting people with dementia and their carers. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance, what to do differently in practice, which drugs are currently recommended for managing Alzheimer’s disease, the importance of person-centred care for patients with dementia and consideration of the needs of carers.

Guidance: NICE guidance CG42. Dementia: supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care. Updated September 2016.

Educational Objectives

After taking this module, GPs and nurses will be better able to:
  • Recall what’s new and what’s relevant to them in the September 2016 NICE guidance on supporting people with dementia and their carers
  • Advise patients on which drugs are recommended for managing Alzheimer’s disease
  • Work with other health and social care professionals to ensure that care of patients with dementia is provided in a coordinated fashion
  • Manage the needs of carers of people with dementia
  • Assess the causes of challenging behaviour in patients with dementia
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Elizabeth Kendrick
    GPSI older people
    East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
    UK

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour 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.

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