The next course offering will be launched on 6 October 2014. You can express your interest now.
The University of Tasmania's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Understanding Dementia, is a 9-week online course that builds upon the latest in international research on dementia. It's free and anyone can register.
The curriculum draws upon the expertise of neuroscientists, clinicians and dementia care professionals in the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.
The next course is due to begin on 6 October 2014. You can now express your interest.
I now have so much more to give to those I meet with dementia and so much more in the way of confidence … Great that you did not limit this education to university students, but gave all of us who are interested the opportunity to learn. Thank you.
I am enjoying the course immensely! Online study is a new area for me and I am loving it. Thank you!
I have really enjoyed the first week of the course. I already feel more empowered to help my darling mum with her Alzheimer's.
General enquiries: Dementia.MOOC@utas.edu.au
Support and Counselling
If you require support, counselling or advice about dementia please phone the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.
For emergency counselling please phone Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Please contact your local dementia/Alzheimer's organisation or emergency counselling service.