Advancing practice in the care of people with dementia: Module 3 – Diagnosing dementia

By Dementia Training Australia

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Dementia is an umbrella term for several neurodegenerative conditions, of which Alzheimer's disease is the most common. It is a clinical condition and there is no single step to diagnosing the syndrome. Differential diagnoses must be considered and excluded before a diagnosis can be made. This module discusses the importance of accurate diagnosis as well as the process by which a diagnosis of dementia is determined. This module also includes information about some of the available screening and tools.

Dementia Diagnosis and Support


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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the key issues and considerations in the care of people living with dementia.
  • Implement person-centred and evidence based care for people with dementia.