About the course
The number of older people with alcohol-related cognitive impairment (ARCI) has increased significantly over the past decade due to rising rates of alcohol misuse in this population, and it is often mistaken for other forms of dementia. This course aims to improve knowledge, skills, and confidence in the assessment and care of people with this condition.
Learners will improve their diagnostic skills by focussing on the distinct clinical features of ARCI. They will learn to make quality assessments and identify appropriate interventions and referral pathways in order to reduce risk associated with alcohol use disorders and improve health and social outcomes.
Learners will practice formulating a tailored approach to cognitive rehabilitation to improve independence and provide integrated care for their patients. Common challenges to assessment and intervention will be also be discussed.
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What you will learn from taking this course:
- Describe trends in alcohol-related harm at population and clinical levels
- Describe the pathophysiology and types of ARCI
- Screen for ARCI using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment
- Reflect on barriers to the assessment, treatment, and care of people with ARCI
- Make high quality and appropriate referrals within integrated care pathways to improve health and social outcomes
- Implement principles of cognitive rehabilitation into their practice
Consultant – non-psychiatry any, Consultant – psychiatry, CT1-3 – non-psychiatry any, CT1-3 – psychiatry, Doctors, FY1, FY2, GP, GPVTS, Medical student, Nursing student, Occupational therapist, Pharmacist, Psychotherapist, RMN, ST4-7 – non-psychiatry any, ST4-7 – psychiatry
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