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A range of free online courses are available which give an understanding of dementia and how it affects people. These should be of use to both vocational workers and carers.

Note: If you are a care worker or heath care professional, material in this area can support your accredited learning.

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Information is also provided about recognised training for dementia together with links to the organisations that provide it.

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Alzheimer’s Society UK - Dementia Brain Tour

A series of accessible videos from the Alzheimer’s Society, called the ‘dementia brain tour’, give an overview of how the brain is affected by different types of dementia.


Alzheimer’s Calgary - Dementia Basics

Alzheimer’s Calgary has a user-friendly Dementia Basics e-learning resource, defining dementia and highlighting the importance of person-centred treatment.


The Open Dementia Programme - SCIE

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) e-learning Open Dementia Programme is made of seven modules, designed for those who have contact with people with dementia.