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Understanding dementia

Future Learn have 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 designed for carers to help you keep in touch with others, manage stress at home and diffuse difficult situations.

Dementia e-learning course from SCIE

The Social Care Institute for Excellence has developed seven e-learning modules which are aimed at anyone who comes into contact with people with dementia. The learning material covers a general introduction to the disease and the experience of living with dementia.

The module topics are:

  • What it is and what it isn’t
  • Living with dementia
  • What causes dementia
  • Diagnosis and who can help
  • Common difficulties and how to help
  • The emotional impact of dementia
  • Positive communication

The Dementia e-learning course is free for everyone via the Social Care Institute for Excellence website. Please note that this course has not been updated recently but it still contains a lot of information that you might find useful to help you with caring.