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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.

To find courses, either use the 'search' option or 'filter information by topic'. You can also rate the courses according to a star system.

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

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Challenging stigma, myths and stereotypes - e-LfH

e-LfH (e-Learning for Healthcare) is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies providing high quality content free of charge for the training of the NHS workforce across the UK.

This session will introduce what stigma is, the way people affected by dementia are stigmatised, its consequences for people living with dementia and what we can do to challenge it.

This course is free to access: if you want to access the full range of courses, you need to register.

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Supporting people to live well with dementia - e-LfH

e-LfH (e-Learning for Healthcare) is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies providing high quality content free of charge for the training of the NHS workforce across the UK.

In this session, we will look at how you can provide person-centred care to people with dementia and to their family and close friends.

This course is free to access: if you want to access the full range of courses, you need to register.

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Understanding Dementia - e-LfH

e-LfH (e-Learning for Healthcare) is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies providing high quality content free of charge for the training of the NHS workforce across the UK.

This session will help you to understand the changes associated with dementia, how these are experienced by people living with dementia and their families, and the range of aspects of a person's life which we can draw on to ensure people live well with dementia.

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Creative Caregiving Guide

This free resource from the National Centre for Creative Aging (NCCA) provides an expanding array of creative lessons to address the physical, mental, and social needs of family and professional care partners of adults living with Alzheimer's disease and related cognitive disorders. The guide is constantly expanding with lessons for additional languages and cultures.

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Caring for people with dementia in the general hospital: Communication

Dementia is very common. A quarter of general hospital in-patients have cognitive impairment, dementia or dementia complicated by delirium. Almost all healthcare professionals who look after adults will encounter patients with these problems, we all need the knowledge and skills to care for them.

The University of Nottingham School of Health Sciences has developed this Reusable Learning Object for teaching staff and students.

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Caring for people with dementia in the general hospital: Dementia and Cognitive Loss

Dementia is very common. A quarter of general hospital in-patients have cognitive impairment, dementia or dementia complicated by delirium. Almost all healthcare professionals who look after adults will encounter patients with these problems, we all need the knowledge and skills to care for them.

The University of Nottingham School of Health Sciences has developed this Reusable Learning Object for teaching staff and students.

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Caring for people with dementia in the general hospital: Person-centred dementia care - University of Nottingham

Dementia is very common. A quarter of general hospital in-patients have cognitive impairment, dementia or dementia complicated by delirium. Almost all healthcare professionals who look after adults will encounter patients with these problems, we all need the knowledge and skills to care for them.

The University of Nottingham School of Health Sciences has developed this Reusable Learning Object for teaching staff and students.

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Understanding Dementia - University of Tasmania online course

Understanding Dementia is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about the latest in dementia research and care. The free 9-week course provides an opportunity to engage with the perspectives of an international community, without requiring exams or assignments.

Understanding Dementia is designed to be accessible and appealing to people from diverse backgrounds including:

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Psychology of Dementia Care: distance learning postgraduate certificate

A Postgraduate / Post Qualification distance-learning course run by St Andrews University, to be studied as a part-time qualification by professional care staff and management who provide services to people with dementia.

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Bridging the Dementia Divide: Supporting People Living with Dementia

This course by the University of Derby will look at the global challenge of dementia. It focuses on integrative collaboration and partnership working to reduce barriers between services and to provide seamless care for people living with dementia.

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