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Take your learning further

On this course you’ve had an introduction to four less common forms of dementia and some of the issues in dementia diagnosis, treatment care and research. There are lots of ways you can take this knowledge further, learn more about dementia, or get involved in dementia research.

UCL Dementia MSc

Our new Dementia MSc is offered jointly by the UCL Division of Psychiatry and Institute of Neurology and tackles one of the biggest global health problems facing society today. It provides research-oriented and cutting-edge training in the study of dementia and its scientific basis, led by international leaders in the science and practice of dementia. Two specialised pathways, in Neuroscience and Mental Health are offered.

Learn more about the UCL Dementia MSc.

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Other FutureLearn courses on dementia

At present, there are two other FutureLearn courses on dementia.

Dementia: Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour from the University of Birmingham aims to help you learn more about managing challenging behaviour in people with dementia.

Dementia Care: Staying Connected and Living Well from Newcastle University is a course for carers, to help you stay connected to loved ones, manage stress at home and diffuse difficult situations.

Join Dementia Research

Join Dementia Research is a service in the UK (organised by the NHS National Institute for Health Research) that enables you to register your interest and be matched with suitable research studies. It allows people to provide information about themselves so that they can be contacted about relevant research studies for which they are eligible to participate. Anybody over the age of 18 can sign up and they need volunteers. People with dementia, people without dementia and carers or families of people with dementia are welcome to sign up.

Rare Dementia Support and the National Brain Appeal

Rare Dementia Support runs specialist support group services for individuals living with, or affected by, one of five rare dementia diagnoses: frontotemporal dementia (FTD), posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), primary progressive aphasia (PPA), familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD) & familial frontotemporal dementia (fFTD). Their website has information about these conditions and the support that they offer. Rare Dementia Support is a fund held by The National Brain Appeal (registered charity number: 290173).

Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK are the UK’s leading Alzheimer’s research charity aiming to defeat dementia. Prevention, treatment & cure are the focus of ARUK’s pioneering work. They created Dementia Explained, a great resource for children and young people to learn about dementia. ARUK provide the funding that employs Tim Shakespeare (lead educator on this course).

Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, supporting anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They also run the Dementia Friends initiative providing information sessions to change people’s perceptions of dementia.

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The Many Faces of Dementia

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