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There are free online courses if you care for someone with dementia. They can help you cope with caring, find out more about dementia, and prepare for the future.

There are also many other free online courses for carers which are suitable for all carers (regardless of the illness or condition of the person you care for). 

Understanding dementia

Future Learn has a number of free online courses where you can explore dementia information, research and best practice.

The Dementia Care: Staying Connected and Living Well course is designed for carers to help you keep in touch with others, manage stress at home and diffuse difficult situations.

Dementia e-learning course from Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

SCIE has developed seven e-learning modules which are aimed at anyone who has contact with people with dementia. They include a general introduction to dementia and the experience of living with dementia.

The Dementia e-learning course is free for everyone via the SCIE website. Please note that this course has not been updated since 2009 but it still contains  information that you might find useful to help you with caring.


Next update due: September 2019