The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre has launched a new evidence-based guide to help primary healthcare professionals provide advice and support on dementia. People with dementia: A care guide for general practice aims to assist doctors, nurses, allied health and pharmacy professionals working in primary care to provide the best ongoing care for a person with dementia. The guide, which was written in collaboration with GPs, primary care nurses, psychologists, and area specialists, was launched at the Australasian Association on Gerontology Conference in Sydney on Thursday. It addresses six priority topics that professionals working in general practice are likely to encounter when providing care for a person with a dementia diagnosis, said Professor Dimity Pond from University of Newcastle. Professor Dimity Pond “Primary care is the place where people with dementia connect with the health service for most of the rest of their trajectory, which is many years,” Professor Pond […]