Let’s CHAT Dementia Webinar Series

By Dementia Training Australia

Access on dta.com.au

Dementia is a rapidly growing health issue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Let’s CHAT (Community Health Approaches To) Dementia is a NHMRC-funded co-design project based in 12 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services across Australia which aims to optimise detection and management of cognitive impairment in primary care. In 2020, the Let’s CHAT Dementia team developed a Best-practice guide to cognitive impairment and dementia care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples attending primary care that has been accepted as a clinical resource by the RACGP. The guide addresses the clinical aspects of health care provision combined with key cultural and other elements that support effective health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In collaboration with Dementia Training Australia, the Let’s CHAT Dementia team and partners (the University of Melbourne, Neuroscience Australia, James Cook University, La Trobe University and the University of Western Australia) bring you a six-part series of webinars, which will give an overview of cognitive impairment and dementia care. These webinars follow the story of Aunty Molly who presents with memory and thinking problems. As the series progresses, we accompany Aunty Molly, who is supported by her son Frank and health service professionals, through her dementia diagnosis and management of her changing needs over time. This series is aimed at primary health care teams including General Practitioners, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners and health workers, nurses, allied health professionals and others who work in primary care and are wanting to learn more about best practice care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at risk of or living with cognitive impairment or dementia.

Domains:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Cost:
fully-subsidised

Resource Type:
Toolkit