The Many Faces of Dementia
Gain a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses.
Who is the course for?
The only requirement is an interest in dementia, its effects on people and the brain.
We hope that this course will be of particular interest to:
Anyone who works with people diagnosed with dementia
People who have a friend or family member who has dementia
People in the early stages of the disease
Students with an interest in learning more about dementia
What topics will you cover?
This course covered four less common diagnoses of dementia, the people involved and the implications of these for our wider understanding. Core topics included:
the symptoms and science behind familial Alzheimer’s disease
behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia
dementia with Lewy bodies and posterior cortical atrophy.
Learners explored and discussed the changes in the brain underlying these conditions plus how support and care can help people live well with dementia.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Identify the range of symptoms that people experience as a result of less-common dementia diagnoses.
Explain how diagnoses of dementia differ in terms of the parts of the brain affected and the causes of changes in the brain.
Reflect upon the experience of people who are given a diagnosis of dementia.
Explore the role of scientific research in furthering our ability to care for and treat people with dementia.
Apply this knowledge to develop a broader understanding of the symptoms and experiences of people with more common forms of dementia.
Evaluate your own views and experiences, in comparison to those expressed by others.