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Dementia is the leading health and social care issue of the 21st century with over 48 million people living with dementia across the globe and many without access to quality care and information.

As an interdisciplinary facility specialising in Dementia research and education, the Wicking Dementia Centre has created a passionate, engaged, collaborative environment of researchers each leading their field in a variety of areas such as Nursing, Neuroscience, Psychology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Speech Therapy and Physiotherapy. As an integrated dementia centre the Wicking Dementia Centre seek to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers using the latest research to inform education.


We seek your support to continue delivering accessible dementia education globally and improving the lives of those impacted by dementia. Our courses provide high quality, evidence-based education to people from all backgrounds who are affected by dementia.

Since our first MOOC was launched, we have reached over 155,000 people – families, carers and health care professionals from Australia to China to Kenya… Everyone can access our MOOCs to help learn about dementia and positively assist those living with dementia.


Care for people living with dementia is at the centre of our research strategy and ultimately underpins all streams of our Health Services Research. Through our program we seek to engage in innovative research within complex care environments, in partnership with people living with dementia, their carers, aged care facilities, the community, and organisations which are attuned to the need for quality care that supports quality of life.

We are seeking support to continue  a meaningful impact on reducing the stigma of dementia through education, and enable our team to further expert research programs.

  • Or you can post a cheque (payable to the University of Tasmania Foundation) to Private Bag 143 Hobart Tasmania 7001 with a completed donation form, available here ( 196.2 KB).
  • Or contact us on 1800 982 600 or email for further information.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible (in Australia). Donations can be made to the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre through the University of Tasmania Foundation.


If you would like to find out more about leaving a bequest to the Wicking Centre, please contact Caroline Gray at 03 6226 4750.

"We really need the knowledge in Africa that you are offering us, for the sake of people living with dementia, and their families and caregivers."
Berrie Holtzhausen, Aid worker, Namibia.


Our Understanding Dementia MOOC was rated the Number 1 Health and Medical MOOC by Class Central, and placed in the Top 50 MOOCs of all time.  We were also awarded a National University Teaching Award by the Australian Government, in recognition of our ability to reach significant numbers of people from a variety of backgrounds.

There are currently more than
46.8 million
people worldwide living with dementia today and hundreds of millions involved in care.