The teaching is a mixture of lectures, workshops and video sessions, covering subjects such as history taking, examination, bedside cognitive testing, formal cognitive testing and investigations. There will also be specific sessions covering Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, dementia with Lewy Bodies and rare forms of dementia.
The course is held over three days. Places can be booked for day 1 only, days 2 & 3 only, or for the full three day course.
Day 1 is a slightly shorter day dealing with dementia basics. Topics included: history taking skills, bedside cognitive testing and short cognitive tests, interpreting neuropsychological testing, planning/interpreting investigations. Days 2 and 3 are slightly longer and include time for discussion. More advanced topics are covered on these days: Alzheimer’s disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Prion Disease and rarer forms of Dementia, with interactive workshop sessions on Psychiatry for Neurologists and Neurology for Psychiatrists.
The 2017 Cambridge Dementia Course programme is available to view as a guide for 2018: