Description

About the course: The course will provide an update on current diagnostic standards, best practice and new developments in clinical practice relating to the young onset dementias.A case-presentation session at the end of the meeting will give delegates an opportunity to have difficult cases or management dilemmas discussed by an expert panel.Delegates will see clinical and research facilities, talk with our specialist doctors and nurses, and learn about opportunities for research collaboration. The overarching aim of the course is to bring delegates fully up to date in the emerging and increasingly important clinical field of young onset dementia.Date: Winter 2019 (tbc)Course CodeDementiaCourse LeaderDr Peter GarrardCourse DescriptionAfter attending the course, delegates will have an improved understanding of:The features that distinguish early stages of neurodegenerative dementia in people under 65 from the worried well or the effects of depression or anxiety. The diagnostic processes that lead to the recognition of Alzheimer’s disease, the frontotemporal dementias and other, rarer types of dementia in people aged under 65.The support that is available to people with young onset dementia after diagnosis. Speciality: General practitioners; psychiatrists (consultants and trainees); neurologists (consultants and trainees); dementia specialist nurses; dementia support workers.You will be provided a certificate of attendance and CPD will be sought by the Royal College of Physicians.