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In this unit you will gain knowledge of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for dementia, and of contemporary strategies to dementia therapies. You will be introduced to varied approaches to supporting quality of life for people with dementia, including community-based and individual approaches, as well as non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches.

Summary 2020

Unit name Introduction to Therapeutic Approaches for Dementia
Unit code CAD116
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre

Melissa Abela

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

Off-campus; internet-dependent activities including:

1 x 1.5 hour online lecture weekly

1 x 1 hour online tutorial fortnightly.


Quizzes (10%), Short answer questions (up to 250 words each, 30%), Discussion posts (online) (30%), Presentation (30%).

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