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Preventing Dementia MOOC

The Wicking Centre has just launched Preventing Dementia MOOC. A five week FREE online course that draws on the latest scientific evidence and expertise of leading global researchers in dementia prevention, on the key risk factors for dementia that are potentially modifiable. Course Starts 12 July. Enrol today!

Understanding Dementia MOOC

Wicking has developed the world's first Massive Open Online Course on Understanding Dementia. This means that you can expand your understanding of Dementia from some of the leading experts in Dementia research - free and online!

An online, easily accessible, free 9 week course on Understanding Dementia.

Bachelor of Dementia Care

The Bachelor of Dementia Care is Australia's first degree in dementia care. It is available to domestic or international students, from carers to health professionals and anyone with an interest in studying dementia. This course will develop your specialised knowledge in this field so that you can make a difference to the lives of people living with dementia.

What's Happening

Preventing Dementia MOOC enrolment close date extended

Our inaugural Preventing Dementia MOOC has started with over 10,000 participants signed up. Due to popular demand, we have extended the enrolment closing date until the 26th July. If you haven’t yet done so, it is not too late.

Preventing Dementia MOOC


Leading international expert on dementia presents public lecture

International dementia researcher Professor John Keady visited the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre last week. Professor of Older People's Mental Health Nursing at the University of Manchester, Professor Keady is chief investigator of the Neighbourhoods and Dementia study, funded in 2014 as a key part of the UK Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia.

This five-year project aims to better understand what it is like to live with dementia and centres around people, spaces and places, specifically addressing the need to integrate people living with dementia within the research agenda, enhance capacity of communities and develop an evidence base for new models of living.

World leading dementia research

Wicking is a centre of excellence for research, education and support for those affected by dementia. Projects are being carried out in Tasmania and nationally, across research fields such as neuroscience, medicine, nursing, psychology and sociology, health, economics and policy.

Donate to Wicking

By making a donation you can make a real difference for future generations in the field of dementia research and education. Help us support carers and patients through continuing to deliver free online education such as the Understanding Dementia MOOC (Massive Online Open Course).

Since inception over 70,000 carers, family members, friends and health professionals from over 170 countries have participated in this nine week course, increasing awareness globally and improving care for loved ones.

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