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We know that dementia is the leading health and social care issue of the 21st century. Over 48 million people live with dementia across the globe, and many do not have access to quality care and information. The Wicking Centre offers our Understanding Dementia MOOC and Preventing Dementia MOOC to a global audience – for FREE.

Our courses provide high quality, evidence-based education to people from all backgrounds who are affected by dementia. Since our first MOOC was launched, we have reached over 155,000 people – families, carers and health care professionals from Australia to China to Kenya… Everyone can access our MOOCs to help learn about dementia and positively assist those living with dementia.

Our goal is to deliver online dementia education to 1 million people in the next five years. Through reaching 1 million participants, we hope to transform the understanding and care of dementia for millions more. Help us achieve this goal!

We are asking for donations, no matter the size, which will help us to continue promoting, delivering and evaluating our courses so that everyone can benefit. Giving to this campaign is contributing to the future care and dignity of people with dementia and their carers, families and friends.

  • Or you can post a cheque (payable to the University of Tasmania Foundation) to Private Bag 143 Hobart Tasmania 7001 with a completed donation form, available here ( 196.2 KB).
  • Or contact us on 1800 982 600 or email for further information.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible (in Australia). Donations can be made to the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre through the University of Tasmania Foundation.


If you would like to find out more about leaving a bequest to the Wicking Centre, please contact Caroline Gray at 03 6226 4750.

"We really need the knowledge in Africa that you are offering us, for the sake of people living with dementia, and their families and caregivers."
Berrie Holtzhausen, Aid worker, Namibia.


Our Understanding Dementia MOOC was rated the Number 1 Health and Medical MOOC by Class Central, and placed in the Top 50 MOOCs of all time.  We were also awarded a National University Teaching Award by the Australian Government, in recognition of our ability to reach significant numbers of people from a variety of backgrounds.

There are currently more than
46.8 million
people worldwide living with dementia today and hundreds of millions involved in care.