Dementia Courses

Dementia Adventure

Offering free Dementia Skills Sessions that are designed to help you think differently about dementia and give you practical guidance to help you in your supportive role.

You can safely connect with qualified dementia trainers and other dementia carers, learn more about dementia and receive practical tips.

Courses are via Zoom and are FREE to attend but booking is essential. Details of how to book are on website.

Future Learn

All Future Learn courses are free to use once – there is the option to pay for extra benefits such as access to this course for as long as it’s on Future Learn and a print and digital Certificate of Achievement on completion.

Current courses available at Future Learn:

The Many Faces of Dementia

Gain a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses. This course covers four less common diagnoses of dementia the symptoms and science behind familial Alzheimer’s disease, behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and posterior cortical atrophy.

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Dementia Care: Staying Connected and Living Well

An award-winning course, to help carers stay connected to loved ones, manage stress at home, and defuse difficult situations.

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Foundations in Dementia

Discover better ways to support people with dementia. Explore signs and symptoms, interventions, support networks and more.

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Dementia and the Arts

Explore, challenge and shape your perceptions of dementia through science and the creative arts.

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End of Life Care for People Living with Dementia

Understand the needs of people with dementia, and how to better support them and enhance their wellbeing towards the end of life.

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Dementia Care: Living Well as Dementia Progresses

Better understand effective dementia care and how dementia progresses and prepare for the future with this award-winning course.

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Open University

The Open University

Produced by The Open University, a world leader in open and distance learning, all OpenLearn courses are free to access. They offer nearly 1000 FREE courses across 8 different subject areas.

The courses are available to start right away and be completed at any time.

What are the connections between music and memory?

Interactive quiz with film and information about what music means to us personally and how it can be used to trigger memories, emotions and communication between people with dementia and their families and carers

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Designing Space for Dementia Care

Family homes were not designed for people with dementia, so some adaptation is needed. Although featuring care homes, this course gives advice and some ideas that can be transferred to family homes.  Carers may find it useful to read the advice, watch the first film (Elmhurst) and do the last activity of adapting a bedroom and bathroom.

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5 reasons why exercising outdoors is great for people who have dementia

Explores why exercise, particularly outdoors is good for cognitive functioning, physical and emotional health and better sleep. A good piece to inspire carers to keep encouraging people with dementia to go outdoors.

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Open University – Further reading on dementia

Open Learn articles on various aspects of dementia. Mostly aimed at health and social care professionals or volunteers. E.g. What happens in the brain; modelling good care in care homes.

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