Management Tips and Traps: Management of co-morbid disease in persons with dementia

By Dementia Training Australia

Access on dta.com.au

Burden of chronic disease is greater for peoples with dementia. The cornerstone of management for any complex condition requires the ability to learn new skills and initiate, organise and execute appropriate self-care and adhere to daily, often complex, therapy regimes. Cognitively impaired older adults with complex chronic comorbidities, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure and diabetes mellitus may lack the executive skills required to perform self-management tasks that facilitate optimal care. Series of fact sheets provide information regarding tips and traps when seeking to manage co-morbid diseases in people with dementia including non-adherence to treatment regimes. Discuss the social and lifestyle issues which may arise for the person with dementia, their family/carers. Published 2017

Domains:
Physical Wellbeing

Cost:
fully-subsidised

Resource Type:
Fact sheet

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes:
  • Be able to discuss the issues concerning the management and self-management of co-morbid diseases in people with dementia.
  • Be able to name tips for the management and self-management of co-morbid diseases in people with dementia.
  • Be able to identify traps in the management and self-management of co-morbid diseases in people with dementia.