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Preventing Dementia MOOC

Preventing Dementia is a FREE, online 4-week course. It provides the latest evidence on key risk and protective factors for dementia. What’s good for the heart is good for the brain and it’s never too early or too late to do something to reduce your risk of dementia. The latest research suggests that approximately one third of dementia cases may be preventable by addressing modifiable risk factors, which are highlighted in this course.

The course runs twice per year, in May and October.

FREE Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) developed and delivered by global experts, based on the latest research and suitable for everyone, everywhere.

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Understanding Dementia MOOC

Understanding Dementia is a FREE, online 7-week course. It examines the diseases that cause dementia, how they impact the person with dementia and the treatments and care practices that enhance quality of life across the trajectory of dementia for people with the condition, their families and carers. The course will address issues around the ageing populations across the globe which are contributing to dementia being identified as one of the major public health issues of the 21st century.

The course runs twice per year, in February and July.

FREE Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) developed and delivered by global experts, based on the latest research and suitable for everyone, everywhere.

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University qualifications

The Wicking Dementia Centre is a global leader in dementia research and education, with a mission to transform the understanding of dementia worldwide and to build a workforce to lead positive change in ageing and dementia care. We conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research with a focus in three key areas of care, prevention and cause.

Based on the latest research, the Wicking Dementia Centre offers the Diploma of Dementia Care; Dementia Care Degree Program and the opportunity to undertake Postgraduate study in Dementia. Whether you wish to increase your knowledge of dementia care, become a leader in contemporary issues relating to aged and dementia care in an ageing Australia, or understand the challenges within global health systems, the Wicking Dementia Centre has a course available for you.

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Linking brain injury and dementia

Worldwide it is estimated that 69 million brain injuries occur each year Dewan, et al, 2018). This number is an underestimate of the total number as many concussions are not reported. There is increasing evidence that traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be a risk factor for the development of dementia with single or multiple injuries linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and other forms of dementia.

Preventative health research with the Circular Head Aboriginal community

Community members identify two important needs: qualified Aboriginal Primary Health Care Workers on country; and community members who can educate others about dementia. Together, they guide a strengths-based and traditional healing approach to risk modification and care.

Mention Dementia Conversation Cards

Over the past 12 months, Dr Kathleen Doherty and Dr Helen Courtney-Pratt have been working on the Dementia Conversation Card project, funded through a Dementia Friendly Communities Grant from Dementia Australia. This is a resource to improve engagement with people living with dementia across the community through conversation.

Donate to the Wicking Dementia 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 350,000 carers, family members, friends and health professionals from 181 countries have participated in this course, increasing awareness globally and improving care for loved ones.

Wicking Dementia Centre Facts

350,000
Enrolments in the Dementia MOOCs
181
UN-recognised countries participating in the Dementia MOOCs
93,000
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