In response to the recent dramatic rise in the global incidence of dementia and the subsequent need for quality dementia education, this course is designed to provide understanding to improve the quality of life across the trajectory of dementia for people with the condition, their families and carers.
The 9-week curriculum is divided into three units: ‘the brain’, ‘the diseases’ and ‘the person’. It covers a range of topics including basic brain anatomy, pathology, dementia research, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, medical management, living with dementia, progression and staging, palliation, behaviours and therapeutic approaches.
The content is delivered by 12 experts in the field of dementia including neuroscientists, health scientists, clinicians, dementia care professionals and people living with dementia.
Participants will have an opportunity to engage with the material via video clips, activities, games, scenarios and quizzes. Furthermore, they will have an opportunity to meet an international network of peers online to discuss the key issues surrounding dementia.