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BMJ Learning offers a wide range of evidence-based learning modules on a variety of clinical specialties, covering the topics you face daily. These interactive modules will enable you stay up-to-date while training and testing your skills.

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After completing this course, you should:

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the optimal medication regime for people with dementia
  • Understand the importance of treating underlying medical conditions for all dementia patients
  • Appreciate the needs of the carers of people with dementia
  • Know the clinical criteria for diagnosing dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Be able to develop an approach to treating patients with dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Recognise, diagnose and manage patients with delirium.

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