The Many Faces of Dementia

Online Course

Future Learn
The Many Faces of Dementia

What is the course about?

The Many Faces of Dementia
The course The Many Faces of Dementia is an online class provided by UCL (University College London) through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Gain a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses.

Course description
  • Explore key issues in dementia care and research, through four less common forms
  • 4 weeks
  • Dementia is one of the foremost priorities in global health and is estimated to affect over 44 million people worldwide. This has a huge impact on individuals and on society, so improvements in understanding, care and treatments are desperately needed. In this online course, you’ll discover key issues in dementia care and research. You’ll explore four less common forms of dementia, through the eyes of people affected by them. World-leading experts at UCL will show how research into the signs, stages, symptoms and causes of these forms can bring us closer to defeating dementia.
  • the symptoms and science behind familial Alzheimer’s disease
  • behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia
  • dementia with Lewy bodies and posterior cortical atrophy.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • UCL (University College London)
  • UCL was founded in 1826. It was the first English university established after Oxford and Cambridge, and the first to open up university education to those previously excluded from it.

Prerequisites & Facts

The Many Faces of Dementia

Course Topic

Psychology & Mental Health

University, College, Institution

UCL (University College London)

Course Skill Level

Course Language


Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

The Many Faces of Dementia

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / UCL (University College London) you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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The Many Faces of Dementia
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School: UCL (University College London)
Topic: Psychology & Mental Health