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Welcome
Professor James Vickers

The Understanding Dementia MOOC has recently commenced with over 27,000 enrolees. It is always a great privilege to come into the MOOC to read the stories of participants and also how they respond to the range of discussion topics. We certainly appreciate that many people come to the MOOC from an experience of either having dementia or caring for someone with this condition. It is heartening to see how much people are willing to share their stories of their experience of dementia, and also the thoughtful responses to the major challenges in care. It is also great to see how the MOOC is being taken up in countries around the world, and we have grown recently in participants across Asia. One of our goals for 2020 is to explore translating and supporting the MOOC in other languages, and also making sure that the key messages are culturally relatable. If this is an area that you might consider supporting the Wicking Dementia Centre, it is possible to make a donation here.

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2019 Annual Report Golden Wattle Cafe

2019 Annual Report

Golden Wattle Cafe

The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre 2019 Annual Report is now available on our website. Read about our research and educational activities and the many successes that are highlighted in the report from the past year. 
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Hear from one of our Bachelor of Dementia Care graduates who established a dedicated café for carers and people living with dementia. A quiet and peaceful location to enjoy the society of friends. 
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Our Education
Why study with us? Examine the evidence. Reduce your risk. Courses we offer

Why study with us?

Examine the evidence. Reduce your risk.

Courses we offer

Hear from our recent graduates about how study with the Wicking Dementia Centre has changed their lives and helped them improve the lives of people living with dementia.
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The next Preventing Dementia MOOC will start in May. Dementia is now a leading cause of death worldwide - learn how you could reduce your risk - enrol today for this 4-week FREE online course.
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Healthcare workers and professionals can increase their knowledge and skills in ageing and dementia in a sector which is facing an enormous challenge both now and into the future with the increasing prevalence of dementia globally. 
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Our Research
Developing dementia and motor neuron disease treatments Preventative health research with the Circular Head Aboriginal community Spotlight on Jessica Collins, Research Fellow

Developing dementia and motor neuron disease treatments

Preventative health research with the Circular Head Aboriginal community

Spotlight on Jessica Collins, Research Fellow

Researchers at the Wicking Dementia Centre are developing treatment strategies to prevent nerve cell loss in dementia and motor neuron disease.
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Community members identify two important needs: qualified Aboriginal Primary Health Care Workers on country; and community members who can educate others about dementia. Together, they guide a strengths-based and traditional healing approach to risk modification and care.
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Jessica Collins is working on research that aims to develop new approaches for diagnosing and monitoring neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia.
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News from the Community
Memory Walk & Jog ISLAND Calendar of Events

Memory Walk & Jog

ISLAND Calendar of Events

Together, we get active, we fundraise, and we step up for people living with dementia to say, ‘you are not alone!’. The Dementia Australia Memory Walk & Jog is fun for the whole community. We’ve got a distance to suit you – whether you’re a fitness fanatic or a couch connoisseur. Whether you walk, jog or run, it’s a great event for all, so make sure you bring the whole family. 

The Wicking Dementia Centre will be present with our inflatable brain at the Hobart event, so drop by and say hello before or after the event.

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We have a number of community events coming up in the next few months. Visit our website to see where our ISLAND Team will be visiting and come along and say hello. You can register your interest as well if you're not already in the Project. 

Save the date:
Kettering - Ageing wonderfully well Expo: 27 March

Bicheno/Swansea - 7-9 April - various locations


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