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Understanding Dementia MOOC - Enrol Today

We are excited to announce that enrolments are now open for our FREE 9 week Massive Open Online Course – Understanding Dementia

The course is currently open to anyone with an interest in dementia. Join over 100,000 participants who have already benefited from the expertise of neuroscientists, health professionals, people living with dementia and their families.

We encourage everyone to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity, even if you have completed the course in the past. Now in its fifth iteration, this year’s Understanding Dementia MOOC offers revised and updated content that everyone can benefit from, whether you’re new to the course or looking for a refresher.

Bachelor of Dementia Care

The Dementia Care Program is Australia's first fully online degree specifically focused on dementia. It is available to domestic or international students, from carers to health professionals and anyone with an interest in learning more about dementia. Graduates from the Program will be equipped to become specialists in dementia care across both public and private health care sectors.

Preventing Dementia MOOC

Expressions of interest are now open for the 2018 FREE, five week Massive Open Online Course Preventing Dementia. This course is suited to everyone - whether you are an individual with an interest in brain health and/or dementia risk reduction, or an allied health professional, clinician, aged care service provider or health policy professional.

What's Happening

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Research Receives $2.6m in Funding

University of Tasmania research into dementia and Alzheimer’s disease has received a boost of just over $2.6 million in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants round. One of the recipients, Associate Professor Anna King from the Wicking Centre, is receiving $720,144.00 for her project; Detecting Biomarkers of Brain Health in Dementia.


Exploring New Models of Dementia Care

A new program will model new roles for graduates of the University of Tasmania's Bachelor of Dementia Care to support the development of dementia care practice in residential aged care homes.

The $250,000 Improving Dementia Care Program is an exciting collaboration between the University’s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, Masonic Care Tasmania and the Masonic Centenary Medical Research Foundation.


Sue Pieters-Hawke at the Wicking Centre

Many thanks to Sue Pieters-Hawke, National Ambassador for Alzheimer’s Australia and daughter of Bob and Hazel Hawke, for visiting the Wicking Centre and holding a public lecture ‘Creating Better Care – Reflections on Dealing with Dementia’.

Sue shared her experiences as an active writer, media commentator and consultant within the healthy ageing and aged care space. Sue also provided insight into her own personal experiences of dementia, drawing upon her 2011 bestselling book, Hazel, My Mother’s Story.



Wicking Centre funding boost set to benefit those living with dementia worldwide

The University ‘s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre has received close to $4 million dollars to support a major expansion of its programs to build dementia literacy, and to undertake evaluations and clinical trials to examine their impact in the community.


Donate to the Wicking Centre

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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