The Global Challenge of Understanding Dementia
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- 11 Jul 2022
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain how dementia affects the brain, the person, and associated care needs.
- Analyse current understandings and representations of dementia.
- Explain the role of dementia literacy in meeting the needs of people living with dementia and their carers.
- Module 1: The Brain
- Module 2: The Diseases
- Module 3: The Person
- Module 4: Dementia in the Media
- Module 5: Meeting the needs of people with dementia
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
The rising prevalence of dementia is one of the most significant health, social and economic issues facing the world. The global challenge of dementia will require innovative solutions to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers. The quality of life of people living with dementia is increased when there is suitable care and in societies that are inclusive and dementia is not stigmatised. These factors are influenced by a dementia literate society, with appropriate knowledge and beliefs about dementia.
The subject will examine factors influencing societies knowledge and views about dementia and the role of dementia education in improving the quality of life of people living with dementia and their carers. The subject involves access and participation in the Understanding Dementia Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), one of the most highly rated online courses internationally, designed to increase dementia literacy globally. Through CAD121, you will hear from international leaders from the Wicking Centre and universities across Australia and internationally on dementia, and you will develop an understanding of how this knowledge can influence care. You will also examine how media representations of dementia can positively or negatively influence people’s beliefs about dementia, with an impact on stigma.
- Worksheet/Short Answer Questions (10%)
- Guided Presentation (35%)
- Media Critique (20%)
- Case Study (35%)
- Attendance (0%)
Current study term: 10 Jul 22 to 16 Oct 22
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