We’re very proud that Living Words is an arts partner for the design of these courses from the Wellcome Trust, and University College London Dementia Research Centre.
The Many Faces of Dementia and Dementia and The Arts: Sharing Practice, Developing Understanding and Enhancing Lives are both still available for rolling enrolments. Both are free online courses.
The Many Faces of Dementia
(Free online course)
In this online course, you’ll gain a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses. You’ll explore key issues in dementia care and research through the eyes of people affected by four less common conditions. World-leading experts at UCL show how research into the signs, stages, symptoms and causes of these forms can bring us closer to defeating dementia.
Estimated learning time is approximately 2 hours per week across 4 weeks, at your own pace. You will cover the following topics:
Week 1 – What if dementia runs in the family?
Week 2 – What if dementia affects behaviour and personality?
Week 3 – What if dementia makes you see things that aren’t there?
Week 4 – What if dementia affects your vision, not your memory?
Dementia and the Arts: Sharing practice, developing understanding and enhancing lives
(Free online course)
Explore, challenge and shape your perceptions of dementias through science and the creative arts. Creating a society that supports and includes those living with a dementia is a major challenge – and opportunity. In this online course you will discover how the arts can create common ground between people, and in doing so, learn what we can all do to improve the quality of life and care for people living with different dementias.
Estimated learning time is approximately 2 hours per week across 4 weeks, at your own pace. Each of the 4 weeks will showcase current best practice, explain the limits of our current understanding, and set ambitious goals for enhancing the lives of anyone affected by one of these conditions.