E-learning on dementia care for people with intellectual disability

  19 September 2022  University of New South Wales   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) at the UNSW Sydney have launched a new course “Dementia Care for People with Intellectual Disability” on their e-learning platform, ID Health Education.

The course is appropriate for GPs and other health professionals, and is an enjoyable and effective way to enhance knowledge and skills related to dementia and people with intellectual disability.

The course covers:

  • Risk factors for dementia and how they apply to people with intellectual disability
  • Factors that may complicate a dementia assessment
  • The key investigations required for the diagnosis of dementia
  • Dementia care and the services that may be involved
  • Medical management of dementia in people with intellectual disability
  • Early planning for future support needs
  • Promoting healthy ageing in people with intellectual disability

The dementia course can be accessed for $60 here after a quick and free registration to the platform.

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