Dementia - Professor Ngaire Kerse

Date Published: 
Monday, January 18, 2016
Duration: 
31:02

Professor Ngaire Kerse discusses dementia. Ngaire is a GP and head of Population Health at the University of Auckland, where she runs an active programme of research in improving the healthcare of older people. Ngaire was awarded a distinguished fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2011.

Topics:

  • Dementia care and early diagnosis
  • Assessing cognitive impairment and expected age related decline
  • Depression, delirium and dementia
  • Reliable tools to test cognitive function.
  • Recommended investigations
  • Breaking news to families
  • Topics to discuss with patients
  • Supportive role of the GP
  • Lifestyle advice
  • Frequency of review
  • When to refer
  • Take home messages

 

Professor Ngaire Kerse
GP and Head of Population Health University of Auckland

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