Aging & Dementia Courses

Discover the causes and consequences of aging and dementia and learn about their impact on both society and individuals.

15 Courses

Learn new skills, pursue your interests or advance your career with our short online courses.

1 Microcredential

Our online microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. They can be used as an independent certification, and some even offer academic credit to use towards a degree. Each microcredential also includes a formal online assessment.

Almost every nation on Earth is experiencing an increase in the number of older people in their population. How societies grapple with the issue of aging populations – both their benefits and health implications – will define how they fare for years to come.

FutureLearn offers a breadth of online courses exploring these issues. You’ll learn what causes aging, what the effects and experience of dementia look like, and how older people can thrive in the modern world.

Whether you’re a healthcare professional looking to expand your training or someone with direct experience of the issues, these courses allow you to learn about aging and dementia at your own pace.

Why FutureLearn?

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Whether you want to develop as a professional or discover a new hobby, there's an online course for that. You can even take your learning further with online microcredentials and degrees.

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Join millions of people from around the world learning together. Online learning is as easy and natural as chatting with a group of friends.

Learn with experts

Meet educators from top universities and cultural institutions, who'll share their experience through videos, articles, quizzes and discussions.