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New eLearning Programme on Diagnosis & Management of Dementia in Primary Care

GPs have identified dementia as an area of learning need and have cited barriers to care which include – difficulties in making a diagnosis and around disclosure, problems with management of BPSD (Behavioural & Psychological Symptoms of Dementia), and difficulty with sensitive legal and end-of-life matters. All of these issues are addressed in this eLearning Programme.

The programme is presented in 10 separate lessons, which follow the patient-journey from diagnosis, through advancing dementia and the associated challenges, to palliative care. 

Each lesson comprises a video presentation conveying key learning points and is approximately 10 minutes long. Additional videos are included in the Supplementary Resources section of each lesson, along with other supporting material – including useful links, practical advice & tools, patient or carer centered material, and audit suggestions & guidance. A summative MCQ is included for CPD purposes.

Partners & Funding

This eLearning Programme has been developed in partnership with the ICGP, the PREPARED dementia project, Department of General Practice UCC, and the ELEVATOR Dementia Project DCU. 

Funding for this programme is from the PREPARED dementia project, Department of General Practice, UCC. The PREPARED project is part of the National Dementia Strategy and is funded by the HSE and Atlantic Philanthropies.


Successful completion of this programme (via summative MCQ), allows for 10 CPD credits.


  1. Background, Aetiology & Prevention
  2. How to Make the Diagnosis (Supplementary video in Lesson 2 – Disclosure)
  3. Post-Diagnosis Care
  4. The Role of PCT/Allied Healthcare Professionals 
  5. Pharmacotherapy
  6. BPSD
  7. Legal Issues 
  8. Continuing to Drive
  9. Nursing Home Care
  10. Palliative Care