Diagnosing Dementia in General Practice

By Dementia Training Australia

  • Foundational
  • 40 minutes
  • Online Module
Access on dta.com.au

This module explores the early warning signs of dementia and a framework for making a diagnosis of dementia. This is module 2 in the 4-part module series: Recognising, Diagnosing and Managing Dementia in General Practice

Dementia Diagnosis and Support



Continuing Professional Development (CPD) :
40 minutes

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, staff should be able to:
  • Differentiate early warning signs of dementia from other medical presentations.
  • Apply a framework for making a diagnosis of dementia.
  • Apply inclusion and exclusion criteria for dementia diagnosis.
  • Plan questions for a patient and a collaborative source in order to make a dementia diagnosis.
  • Utilise validated screening tools to help make a dementia diagnosis.
  • Select baseline investigations to exclude differential diagnoses of dementia.
  • Demonstrate giving a diagnosis of dementia to a patient and/or family member.