Health & Family Understanding dementia

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  1. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    For anybody who has any interest in dementia, through family, friends, work or just to get a handle on one's own risk factors, there is an excellent free course available now through the University of Tasmania

    The Wicking Dementia Centre

    It's received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 based on 5,000 ratings in ClassCentral.

    I finished the related Preventing Dementia course when it was available last year, and learnt a lot. I'm currently working through this course, and recommend it.

    I found it particularly interesting to learn about some of the modifiable risk factors of dementia, things which can be done earlier in life in many cases. Some of these risk factors weren't so obvious.
     
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    thydzik Well-Known Member

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    I just started this.

    If you want further education, Diploma of Dementia Care is basically free
    Diploma of Dementia Care
    8 units covered. Just need to pay the student amenities fee of $46.20 per unit.
     
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    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks. I may look into the diploma later when I finish some other studies.
     
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    balwoges Well-Known Member

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    Some of us do a crash course in dementia, mine began when I realised my husband couldn't find his way out of our shopping centre, I have never forgotten that day and the realisation this was the beginning of the end for my husband and the end of my freedom for several years.
    Carers of those who have dementia need support and education.
     
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  5. Pumpkin

    Pumpkin Well-Known Member

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    You have spelt out my fears, have ageing parents and a husband.
    Not to say I am not worried about myself. With the stress we have in this century, I think I will get dementia much earlier than my parents who are in the 80's and still looking fine.