INSTRUCTIONS

Welcome to the PC DATA program providing education and tools focused on the delivery of education on Alzheimer’s and other related dementias for Primary Care providers‚Ķ

These Self-Learning programs have been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ credits.

Module 1

Assessment of Cognition & Diagnosis of Dementia

  • Review the risk factors and possible presentations of dementia in older adults.
  • Understand the recommended processes for family physicians to follow in the evaluation of individuals with suspected dementia.
  • Distinguish between dementia and other conditions which may present with cognitive changes in older adults.
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Module 2

Initial Management of Dementia

  • Develop and approach to the disclosure of a diagnosis of dementia.
  • Understand the nonpharmacological management of early dementia including care partner supports.
  • Review the indications and potential side effects of medications approved for dementia (cholinesterase inhibitors, memantine).
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