University of Tasmania Online Courses

Discussion in 'Helpful websites' started by Izzy, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. Sarasa

    Sarasa Registered User

    Apr 13, 2018
    441
    I've just signed up for 'Preventing Dementia' and expressed an interest in the next session of 'Understanding Dementia.'
    I'm deaf and I read in a BBC article that was an indicator of a higher level of risk, I'd be interested to see if that gets touched on
     
  2. PJ

    PJ Registered User

    Jan 26, 2017
    310
    Female
    Bristol
    Hi @Sarasa your article sounds so interesting. I would love to sign up to understanding dementia too :) Anything that helps others helps us at the same time as I think it makes us feel valued (well it does me)
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,438
    Female
    Dundee
    I’ve done both courses and thoroughly enjoyed them. As you say - makes you think!
     
  4. Sarasa

    Sarasa Registered User

    Apr 13, 2018
    441
    This isn't the article I originally read but it is an interesting read.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20556598.
    I have severe hearing loss and haven't a clue if that has had an impact on my cognitive abilities!
     
  5. AliceA

    AliceA Registered User

    May 27, 2016
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  6. EdgsonW

    EdgsonW Registered User

    Jan 14, 2018
    87
    Male
    Bath
    I am doing the Understanding Course for the simple reason that we went to Tasmania as ten pound Pommies fifty plus years ago so I wondered how they had progressed down there. Loved it, My Dearest made the paper headlines then arriving in a mini skirt and we still miss the mutton chops that the cafe's served for breakfast. The course takes me away from lonely evenings now.
     
  7. Bikerbeth

    Bikerbeth Registered User

    Feb 11, 2019
    176
    Bedford
    I have signed up too. Thanks for posting the link @Izzy
     
  8. Whisperer

    Whisperer Registered User

    Mar 27, 2017
    89
    Male
    Hampshire
    I can vouch from my own experience the understanding dementia course is very informative and useful. Those by the university of Newcastle are also useful, dealing more with the emotional stresses of caring. No silver bullets on either course, but they helped me. I find caring for my mum an odd combination of stressful moments, laced with background anxiety, combined with mind numbing boredom at times. Friends long gone, conversations having to constantly stir round delicate issues. The courses have taught me tools to use when I am a little down, self reliance being so important. Hope you all stay well on this lonely and emotionally hard journey.
     

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