Dementia – Supporting people living with Dementia and their carers

GP’s get support with dementia diagnosis, management and more

Sydney Northern Health Network is inviting GPs to participate in their new Enhancing Dementia Care in Primary Care – Dementia Quality Improvement Program (DQIP). DQIP is a program for General Practices and offers them support with dementia diagnosis, management, service navigation and family/carer support, through education and networking.

In the absence of a cure there is an increasing focus on risk reduction, timely diagnosis and early intervention. Patients expect their GP to know about dementia and look to them for help with the disease.

Benefits of participation include:

  • access to meaningful data and monthly reports
  • improved patient care
  • priority access to education and other related training and peer mentoring
  • being part of a Community of Practice in dementia care and support.

This program will commence in early 2021 - practices are invited to submit an Expression of Interest.

Prof. Susan Kurrle Dementia Webinar: Small Actions, Big Differences.

Prof. Susan Kurrle, an eminent voice on dementia was live to discuss dementia and the small actions people can take to create a big difference to the lives of people with dementia. This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 as part of Dementia Action Week.

Includes introduction plus questions and answers.

Duration: 59 minutes

Dementia Resources and Contacts

Dementia Australia NSW
Local: 1800 100 500
National: 02 9449 3576

CCBN - Community Care + Wellbeing
Phone: 1300 002 262
Northern Sydney Dementia Advisory Service
Carers Support

Pennant Hills Dementia Carers Group
Phone:02 9485 7588&
Location: Pennant Hills Community Health Centre
5 Fisher Avenue, Pennant Hills

Chantal Dementia Day and Overnight Respite Cottage Service & Weekend Respite Care
Phone: 02 9489 3592  
Location: McQuoin Park, 28 McAuley Place, Waitara

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