Understanding Dementia - Free Online Course - Enrol Now!
Nearly half a million Australians are currently living with dementia and with the ageing of our population this number will double in the next 30 years. The majority of people with dementia live in the community.
We know that the University of the Third Age provides valuable opportunities for learning and social engagement for older people. Some members may be caring for a loved one with dementia, or even experiencing early stage dementia themselves. Educated about this condition, U3A members and volunteers, as well as those in the wider community, can better support those living with dementia, their families and carers.
In response to the need for accessible evidence-based education, the University of Tasmania’s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre offers a free online course – The Understanding Dementia MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). The course focuses on the brain diseases that cause dementia, how these brain changes result in cognitive, behavioural and other symptoms, and the latest evidence about what constitutes high quality care.
The Understanding Dementia MOOC is open to everyone and will likely be of interest to your members, volunteers and others in your local community. It would be greatly appreciated if you could let people know about this free course. Ways you can spread the word are listed below.
Enrolments are now open for the Understanding Dementia MOOC commencing on 18th February.
Course opens: 18th February, 2020
Course duration: 7 weeks
Estimated effort: 3 hours per week
Course access: Day or night, on your smart phone, tablet or computer
Course closes: 1st May, 2020 (content is accessible across 10 weeks)
Click here for more information about the Understanding Dementia MOOC.