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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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Please note, the courses provided by IDEA are no longer available. If you did the Dementia Awareness 1 or Dementia Care courses and wish to receive a copy of your certificate, please email justine.schneider@nottingham.ac.uk.


The University of Nottingham - Dementia Four: Management

This module gives an overview of the different types of treatment for dementia, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological.


The University of Nottingham - Dementia Three: Clinical assessment

This module develops skills in the assessment and diagnosis of dementia.


Glorious Opportunity

‘Glorious Opportunity’ is a set of videos created by a retired GP, who has also been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.


E-learning for Healthcare - E-dementia

Three open access modules, giving an overview of dementia and dementia care, can be found on the e-Learning for Healthcare website. These are available for everyone to view.


National Prescribing Centre - Dementia - Less than 60 minute e-learning event

As part of their ‘dementia – less than 60 minutes e-learning event’, the National Prescribing Centre has produced five videos.


The University of Nottingham - Delirium

 ‘Delirium’,  gives an overview of how to diagnose delirium and the national guidelines with respect to treating this illness.


British Medical Journal - Management of Dementia in Primary Care

An e-learning module from The British Medical Journal, in association with the Alzheimer’s Society. The module is worth one hour of CPD/CME credit upon successful completion.


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.