Dementia United GM webinar series – mild cognitive impairment course
This fully virtual course comprises 7 modules and a quality improvement project in your own locality.
Who is this course for?
Developed for Greater Manchester, this course is relevant and useful to anyone involved in the provision or development of services for those with mild memory impairment.
This might include GPs, commissioners, community psychiatric team nurses or managers, later life consultant psychiatrists and trainees, geriatricians and trainees, and those involved in third sector organisations.
If you're not working in the Greater Manchester area, we will carefully consider your application and will contact you to let you know if you meet the criteria to attend this course.
The course is fully funded.
What is this course for?
The aim of the webinar series is to equip people with the knowledge and motivation to carry out a service improvement project. Therefore, the focus will be on service quality improvement.
Participants will have access to seminar 1 before agreeing to carrying out a QI project in their service. They will then have access to the rest of the webinar series and be invited to present their project plan at a live webinar in early 2021.
There are currently no NICE guidelines for mild cognitive impairment (MCI). As a result, opinion is very divided on how and if it should be diagnosed and what the after care should be if someone does receive a diagnosis. This uncertainty leads to inequality of care across Greater Manchester.
People with MCI and those close to them will be concerned that they may develop dementia and currently in many areas there is a lack of a structured approach to support and help them plan ahead and self-manage the symptoms of their MCI. It is hoped through MCI consensus training that professionals will feel more empowered about how to advise their patients with MCI; who in turn will feel more reassured in proactive measures they can take to possibly prevent dementia and plan ahead should they go on to develop dementia.
- 7 on-demand webinars, including background reading: February – March 2021
- Live virtual discussion session: 26 March 2021
- Poster submission: 5 August 2021
- Project presentations via live virtual session: August 2021
This activity has been supported by sponsorship from Dementia United. The sponsor has had no control over the educational content of this activity.
SpeakersDr Ross Dunne
Clinical Director, Greater Manchester Dementia Research Centre Prof. Alistair Burns
Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Vice Dean for the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester Dr Richard Perry
Consultant Neurologist, Charing Cross Hospital Prof Sube Banerjee
Old age psychiatrist, Brighton and Sussex Medical School Laura Cook
Physiotherapist, London Nightingale Hospital Prof. John O’Brien
Old Age Psychiatrist, University of Cambridge Dr Dennis Chan
Consultant neurologist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust Prof. Philip Scheltens
Professor of Cognitive Neurology and Director, Alzheimer Center at Amsterdam University Medical Centers Prof. Craig Ritchie
Professor of the Psychiatry of Ageing, University of Edinburgh
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