NZ Framework for Dementia Care


Category: Health and Social - Assessment & Diagnosis
Updated on: 11-Jun-2016

Title: Dementia Knowledge Assessment Scale: Development and Preliminary Psychometric Properties


Description: The Wicking Centre (Tasmania, Australia) has developed a Dementia Knowledge Assessment Scale used in the Understanding Dementia MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). This is used to assess how well an individual understands or has knowledge about dementia. This may be of use to HCP and dementia educators.

Audience: The scale itself is of relevance to any people involved with dementia. Use of the scale may be appropriate for dementia educators, particularly those educating HCP new to dementia care, or upskilling in dementia care.

Contact person: 

Michael J. Annear

Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre

University of Tasmania, Medical Sciences 1, 17 Liverpool St, Hobart, 7000 TAS, Australia. 


Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 02 Nov 2016, 6:29 PM

Title: FutureLearn course: The Many Faces of Dementia

Organisation: University College London



Attachments (name in file): Folder 9_Many Faces MOOC

Description: The Many Faces of Dementia MOOC is run by UCL staff that specialise in dementia studies. This course, run over 4 weeks overs 4 major rare dementia, bvFTD, fAD, PCA and DLB. This course includes interviews with families that experience and live with these dementia, and will be valuavle for anyone working in dementia, or working with people recently diagnosed with a rare dementia of these types. Some of the information is sensitive, but is labelled sensitive so that people and families living with dementia as well as HCP can partake in the information. This MOOC makes great use of visual information and interviews with families and professionals.

Target Audience: Anyone who works with people diagnosed with rarer dementia, People who have a friend or family member who has a rarer dementia, People in the early stages of the disease, Students with an interest in learning more about dementia. May be appropriate as part of workplace learning. Focus on rare dementias.

Appropriate Audience: All people that have an interest in the rarer forms of dementia. Very important source of information for new HCP and carers dealing with these rarer forms.

Notes: Completed by project manager. All content (video transcripts and videos) are available from the project manager.

Pricing: FutureLearn is free to access the content. A certificate of achievement or statement of participation may be purchased.

Contact Person:

Tim Shakespeare, UCL and Susie Henley, UCL are the lead educators for this course. Follow Tim on Twitter at @tshakey is the contact email address for feedback of FL courses.

Reviews: None yet – if you have completed this module and would like to provide a review outlining how this has been useful to you, please contact Thank you!

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 15 Nov 2016, 2:14 PM

Title: The Wicking Centre massive open online course (MOOC): Understanding Dementia


Website: and

Description: Participants in the Understanding Dementia MOOC will gain an increased knowledge of dementia, including its causes, symptoms and ways of responding to the needs of people living with the condition. The aim of this fully on-line course is to maximise the quality of life of people living with dementia, their families and carers. Participants will learn about the brain, the diseases causing dementia, and the person experiencing the condition, and have the opportunity to engage with a community of like-minded participants from across the globe.

Target Audience: People with an interest in dementia. This is an appropriate course for health care practitioners entering the field of dementia care, students, carers and families that wish to know more about dementia.

Appropriate Audience: All people with an interest in dementia will benefit from this course.

Notes: The Wicking Centre runs this MOOC several times over the course of the year. This is an Australian based course.

Pricing: This is a freely available MOOC run by the Wicking Centre out of University of Tasmania.

Contact Person: Access to the MOOC’s designed by the Wicking Centre require registration. Upon registration, you can join discussion boards. The contact page can be found here

Contacts for the Wicking Centre can be found on this webpage:

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 10 May 2017, 1:37 PM