The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates there are currently 35.6 million people living with dementia, a number which will double by 2030 and triple by 2050 (WHO, 2012). Dementia has already had a significant impact on society, and this will only increase.
It is important to understand the challenges of living with dementia as well as understanding the importance of providing the correct care for people with dementia.
Derby University have developed an online training course called Bridging the Dementia Divide: Supporting People Living with Dementia to look at the global challenge of dementia. It focuses on partnership working to reduce barriers between services and provide seamless care for people living with dementia.
The free course consists of 12 hours of study which is broken down into 2 hours per week, for 12 weeks.
Suitable for anyone interested in dementia or for carers of people with dementia. You can sign up for the course on the Derby University website.