7th August 2021 (Saturday), 2pm – 3:30pm
Quality care for people with dementia always starts with early detection and documented diagnosis. It allows individuals to seek for early treatments, enroll in clinical trials, express their wishes and create future care plans. However, there are some barriers to early detection and diagnosis. It includes poor public awareness of early signs of dementia, emotional distress of dementia on family members, misconception about dementia, poor recognition of cognitive impairment by physicians, stigma, lack of training on dementia care and difficulty talking about dementia or disclosing a diagnosis by physicians. In the past, some people might believe that knowing diagnosis has no benefit but to provoke fear. In fact, many of them experience relief when the cause of their difficulties are identified. Life does not stop with diagnosis. There are lots of organizations in Malaysia ready to provide support to person with dementia and families.
By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:
• Identify the early signs of dementia in adults or older persons.
• Provide proper assessment in dementia at primacy care setting.
• Understand the diagnostic criteria of dementia.
• Understand common symptoms of dementia among adults with special needs like learning disabilities.
Dr Bharathi S. Vengadasalam, Geriatric Physiatrist, Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
MBBS – Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
Master of Medicine in Psychiatry – University of Malaya, Malaysia.
Health plan leaders, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, allied health professions, educators in geriatric discipline, caregivers, and organizations that provide services for dually eligible beneficiaries including managed long-term services and supports programs and consumer organizations.
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