18 June 2024

A Macquarie University team is recruiting GPs to trial a screening and early intervention tool (Ageing Well Tool) designed to identify and reduce risks for dementia and enhance overall wellbeing in older primary care patients aged 60 to 70 years.

As part of the trial, there will be an opportunity to acquire CPD points.

The Ageing Well Tool measures risk factors for dementia and poor wellbeing in older adults in primary care.

These risk factors and common mental disorders include depression, anxiety, alcohol overconsumption and cardiovascular risk. The tool has been developed to measure these factors through screening, treatment, monitoring and evaluation.

Following screening, GPs/practice nurses may plan some evidence-based risk reduction strategies with patients as needed.

Find out more via the Macquarie University website.

Below are links to documents with additional information:

Ageing Well Tool handout CRT

GP flyer_CPD

GP information and consent form

Payment structure and ideas for billing