What you get by completing this session

  • 45 mins of CPD

    A 35 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

As the population ages, more and more patients are actively seeking advice as to how they can protect themselves against the risk of dementia. In this course, A/Prof Woodward will present the latest evidence-based recommendations on how people can preserve their cognitive function as they age, and slow the progression to dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyse the case study and recognise early cognitive decline and dementia signs
  • Summarise the pathogenic mechanisms and stages of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Identify the risk factors and protective factors for cognitive decline
  • Refer at risk patients for early assessment and initiation of cognitive resilience interventions to reduce cognitive decline and preserve function

About the Expert

A/Prof Michael Woodward

Michael is Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne and is the senior consultant at Austin Health with a major interest in health promotion, including vaccine-preventable illnesses, especially in older people. He was awarded the Membership of the Order of Australia in 2016 for success as a writer and researcher in geriatric medicine. He is author of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine position document on vaccination of older adults.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Strategies to mitigate cognitive decline and early dementia

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (35 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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