Identify the range of symptoms that people experience as a result of less-common dementia diagnoses.
Explain how diagnoses of dementia differ in terms of the parts of the brain affected and the causes of changes in the brain.
Reflect upon the experience of people who are given a diagnosis of dementia.
Explore the role of scientific research in furthering our ability to care for and treat people with dementia.
Apply this knowledge to develop a broader understanding of the symptoms and experiences of people with more common forms of dementia.
Evaluate your own views and experiences, in comparison to those expressed by others.
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 symptoms and science behind familial Alzheimer’s disease
behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia
dementia with Lewy bodies and posterior cortical atrophy.
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