Learning

The Dementia Academy launched its first MasterClasses for primary and secondary care clinicians in 2016, followed by a successful one-day MasterClass in 2017 held in Dubai. Upcoming courses include:


Dementia MasterClass: 12 & 13 October 2017*

This residential MasterClass, entitled “Practical dementia diagnosis and care”, is for secondary care clinicians, including nurses, old age psychiatry consultants and registrars. The training course will be held at Manchester Conference Centre delivered in partnership with the University of Manchester, and will cover topics including:

  • Practical neuroimaging for dementia
  • Less common forms of dementia
  • Practical dementia assessment
  • Primary care aspects
  • The acute setting – including delirium assessment
  • Psychiatric and behavioural disturbances
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Workshops around: driving and legal aspects, carer support, community support, OT assessment

To see further details view provisional programme

The course will cost £275 + VAT = £330, which includes all meeting materials, meals and one night of accommodation at the meeting venue on the 12th October. Delegates are responsible for their own travel costs and accommodation the night prior to the course. Please do not send any money – wait for your place to be confirmed once we have received your completed application form.

A pre course needs assessment will need to be completed to ensure the course is adapted for each individuals needs. This will be sent to you upon confirmation.

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Palliative care MasterClass: 27 November 2017

We are pleased to announced the launch of our first Palliative Care MasterClass which is aimed in particular at clinicians involved in dementia and Parkinson’s care.

27 November 2017
Course costs: £330 inc VAT
Location: Manchester

This MasterClass is aimed at health professionals involved in palliative care for neurological conditions largely focused on Parkinson’s and dementia – including allied health professionals, doctors (grade SpR and above), specialist nurses, community teams and GPs.

This one-day course will cover some of the following topics:

  • Specific unmet palliative care needs in Parkinson’s and dementia
  • Palliative assessment tools
  • Disease-specific issues faced by patients
  • Commonly encountered medications and their side effects
  • Terminal stages – particularly how to identify and manage drug therapies in final days
  • Service considerations and delivery
  • Promoting autonomy – how and when to consider ACP in the context of cognitive impairment
  • Examples of good practice, discussion of how such practice could be spread and incorporated elsewhere
  • Future directions and research, quality improvement opportunities

For more details see the Palliative Care MasterClass programme for the day. Final speakers will be confirmed shortly.

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