About the course

Diagnosis and Management of Dementia: A Physician’s Guide is a comprehensive course developed by Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India and the Indian Academy of Neurology for the purpose of training physicians in the field of dementia, a rapidly growing problem in our society. The course endeavours to evolve and enhance physicians and healthcare professional’s skills in timely and accurate diagnosis and management of dementia.

The course is developed with new age learning technologies, keeping the young learners in mind. It is delivered in partnership with Mediknit, a leading professional medical education organisation.

This course is meant for Physicians, General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Geriatricians, Post- graduates and House Surgeons

  • Course starts from:   2nd Jan 2018
  • Course Duration :   8 Weeks (7 Weeks + 1 Week internship & Assessment)

Course Director(s)

Dr Suvarna Alladi

Professor of Neurology, NIMHANS

Rukhsana Ansari

ARDSI Hyderabad Deccan

Course Co-ordinator(s)

Saadiya Hurzuk

ARDSI Hyderabad Deccan

Dr Bhaskar Rajkumar

Mediknit

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course, learner should be able to:

  • Understand the broad concepts of dementia and its burden in society
  • Identify common causes of dementia
  • Acquire basic principles of dementia management
  • Recognise when to refer a dementia patient to specialist services
  • Create awareness about healthy aging and dementia in the community

Course Curriculum

Week 1: Dementia Overview

Part 1

Lecture 1: Memory in Healthy Aging

Lecture 2: Overview of Dementia

Part 2

Bedside Clinics

Part 3

Assessment (MCQ based)

Part 4

Discussion Board: Case of the week

Conveners

Dr Amitabh Varma
New Delhi

Dr Atanu Biswas
Bangur Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata

Week 2: Evaluation of Dementia

Part 1

Lecture 1: Clinical and Cognitive Evaluation in Dementia

Lecture 2: Diagnostic Approach to Dementia

Part 2

Bedside Clinics: Clinical Evaluation Role Play Demonstration

Part 3

Assessment (MCQ & Descriptive)

Part 4

Discussion Board: Case of the week

Conveners

Dr Suvarna Alladi
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences,Bangalore

Week 3: Investigating Dementia

Part 1

Lecture 1: Laboratory Investigations

Lecture 2: Neuro Imaging

Part 2

Bedside Clinics: Role Play Demonstration

Part 3

Assessment (MCQ & Descriptive)

Part 4

Discussion Board: Case of The Week

Conveners

Dr Lakshmi Narasimhan
Institute of Neurology Madras Medical College Chennai

Week 4: Medical Management of Dementia

Part 1

Lecture 1: Reversible dementias

Lecture 2: Pharmacological management of degenerative dementia

Part 2

Bedside Clinics: Role Play Demonstration

Part 3

Assessment (MCQ & Descriptive)

Part 4

Discussion Board: Case of The Week

Conveners

Dr Ramsekhar Menon
Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

Week 5: Behavioural Issues in Dementia

Part 1

Lecture 1: Behavioural issues in dementia: Diagnosis

Lecture 2: Behavioural issues in dementia: Management

Part 2

Bedside Clinics: Role Play Demonstration

Part 3

Assessment (MCQ & Descriptive)

Part 4

Discussion Board: Case of The Week

Virtual Class: Live interactive classroom, with one speaker/panel

Conveners

Dr K Chandrashekhar
Director, Asha Hospitals, Hyderabad

Week 6: Functional Rehabilitation

Part 1

Lecture 1: Person Centred Care in Dementia

Lecture 2: Advanced Dementia Care

Part 2

Bedside Clinics: Role Play Demonstration

Part 3

Assessment (MCQ & Descriptive)

Part 4

Discussion Board: Case of The Week

Conveners

Rukhsana Ansari
ARDSI Hyderabad Deccan

Week 7

Part 1

Lecture 1: Caregiver education

Lecture 2: Caregiver support

Part 2

Bedside Clinics: Role Play Demonstration 1

Bedside Clinics: Role Play Demonstration 2

Part 3

Assessment (MCQ & Descriptive)

Part 4

Discussion Board: Case of The Week

Conveners

Dr Nilanjana Maulik
ARDSI Kolkata

Dr Priya Thomas
NIMHANS Bangalore

Week 8

Workshop & Final Assessment

Dementia Awareness Activity to be conducted locally

Certification

Available Resources

Reference Material

Links to key videos

Journal clubs

Podcast lectures

PPTs

Relevant conference links

Relevant association links

Certificate

Eligibility Criteria

  • MBBS, should produce valid medical council registration certificate.
  • MBBS House Surgeons, should produce a valid provisional degree certificate.
  • All candidates to provide at least 2 professional references
    #Kindly note all applications will be screened and selected by the course directors.