Explore key issues in dementia care and research, through four less common forms
Dementia is one of the foremost priorities in global health and is estimated to affect over 44 million people worldwide. This has a huge impact on individuals and on society, so improvements in understanding, care and treatments are desperately needed. In this online course, you’ll discover key issues in dementia care and research. You’ll explore four less common forms of dementia, through the eyes of people affected by them. World-leading experts at UCL will show how research into the signs, stages, symptoms and causes of these forms can bring us closer to defeating dementia.
The only requirement is an interest in dementia, its effects on people and the brain.
We hope that this course will be of particular interest to:
Anyone who works with people diagnosed with dementia
People who have a friend or family member who has dementia
People in the early stages of the disease
Students with an interest in learning more about dementia
An interesting course presenting some uncommon types of dementia, their symptoms, and the difficulties some people had just to receive a diagnosis. If you are a medical professional, this course will help you consider these rare conditions. The case studies were excellent.
Several British-based and online resources are mentioned, including support groups and literature for family members.
Margaret O' Doherty completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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...
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.
Anonymous completed this course.
I found it very interesting and very well explained . The information and cases gives us a very clear vision of the importance of being aware of the early signs and development of this sad illness. When Medicine has made possible that life expectancy in average of twenty more years, we have to know how to handle it in ourselves and in others.