Dementia Research Centre


Free online course gives insight into four less common forms of dementia

12 April 2016

The Many Faces of Dementia

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Researchers at the Dementia Research Centre have developed a free online course that aims to give a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses. In this course learners can discover some of the key issues in dementia care and research by exploring four less common forms of dementia through the eyes of people affected by the condition, and world-leading experts at UCL. We show how research into the signs, stages, symptoms and causes of less common forms can bring us closer to the aim of defeating dementia. Development of the course was led by Tim Shakespeare, an Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Fellow at the Dementia Research Centre, UCL, and supported by a UCL MOOC (massive open online course) development grant. The first run of the course finished in in April 2016, and another run is planned later in the year.