Demystifying Dementia – session 2: Post-diagnostic care of dementia in general practice

02 Aug 2023
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM


Available to
General Practitioners

Continuing Professional Development

RACGP 1.5 Educational Activities CPD hours

Older adults

This webinar is designed to improve confidence in clinical ability and attitudes to dementia care.

This session will describe a practical approach to support GPs in diagnosing and managing dementia.  

Topics include: 

  • Dementia management demystified – a stepwise approach to initiating the post-diagnostic care of dementia in general practice 
  • Resources and support available from your primary health network

Watch Session 1: Recognising dementia in general practice (19 July 2023), which describes the stages and domains approach to recognising dementia in general practice. 


Lead GP Educators with Dementia Training Australia:

  • Dr Stephanie Daly 
  • Dr Hilton Koppe 
  • Dr Marita Long 

Dr Precious McGuire, GP and HealthPathways Clinical Editor

Dr Stephanie Daly, originally from the UK, has been working in Adelaide for 4 years. She has a strong interest in older persons' health – in particular dementia and cognition – as well as health throughout the life course of women. 

She is participating in research to better understand the importance of public health campaigns in improving awareness of dementia and cognitive impairment. 

She is also a lead GP educator with Dementia Training Australia, providing educational resources and workshops across Australia, and founder of Sensus Cognition, a GP-led community clinic for cognition and dementia support and assessment. 

Dr Hilton Koppe is a writer, educator, podcaster and doctor living on Bundjalung land on the east coast of Australia. He is a long-standing lead educator with the Dementia Training Australia’s GP education team. 

His book, One Curious Doctor: A Memoir of Medicine, Migration and Mortality, explores the personal impact of working as a country doctor. His play, Enduring Witness, is used to facilitate conversations about end-of-life care. He is co-host of the podcast Dementia In Practice

Hilton facilitates reflective writing workshops for doctors and other health professionals with the goal of deepening their compassion, overcoming professional isolation and reducing risk of burnout. They have been adapted for people living with chronic and mental illnesses, as well as enthusiastic amateur writers. 

Hilton has been invited to present his workshops all the way from Byron Writers’ Festival to Harvard Medical School. 

Dr Marita Long graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2007. She became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice in 2013 and has a Diploma of Child Health and a Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health. 

For the past 12 years she has worked in a range of general practice settings. She has also been a medical educator for the AGPT program, the University of Tasmania/Wicking Dementia Education and Research Centre, and Dementia Training Australia (DTA). 

Marita is a lead GP educator with Dementia Training Australia who have been developing innovative education workshops, both face to face and online, to increase GPs’ capacity and confidence to recognise, diagnose and manage people living with dementia. 

These workshops have been delivered around the country and evaluations have been published in the BMJ Open

Dr Precious McGuire has been working as a GP for over 30 years. She graduated from the University of Queensland in 1986 and initially trained at the Mater Hospital Brisbane, including 18 months in paediatrics and neonatology. She has worked as a GP in QLD, WA, NSW and Victoria.

Precious practices holistic whole of life, cradle to grave, medicine. She is accredited with Eastern Health, Mercy Hospital for Women and the Royal Women’s Hospitals to provide shared maternity care, and has completed level two mental health training. She also has an aged care practice and is a clinical editor for HealthPathways Melbourne.

When not working Precious loves doing absolutely nothing, especially if there is an ocean view.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the various frameworks available to assist in making a diagnosis of dementia  
  • Deliver ‘the gift of diagnosis’ of dementia more confidently 
  • Initiate post-diagnostic care through applying the stages and domains frameworks 
  • Access and appropriately integrate HealthPathways to improve patient outcomes