Most people have some knowledge of dementia, either in their own family or among friends and acquaintances. We have an impression that it involves losing your memory and your understanding of the world around you. What you may not know it that it can manifest itself in many ways, affecting vision, perception, movement and behaviour.
This course looks at some of the less common forms of dementia, like Familial Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia and Posterior Cortical Atrophy. They have features in common but all present their own challenges to those living with disease and those caring for them. The input of patients and their families was an important feature of this course, making it real and relevant.
Anybody who knows somebody with dementia will find this course helpful in understanding how to relate to them and it is particularly useful for care staff and health professionals.