Dementia – is it possible to prevent its onset?

Ref: C2420496

What is dementia and its diagnosis? Causes of dementia and the role of insulin sensitivity. Medical management. Therapeutic factors. Is aluminium a risk factor? The importance of sleep quantity and quality. The possible value of supplementation including antioxidants, B vitamins and zinc. Herbal medicines that may be of benefit. The possible importance of physical and mental exercises. Other ways that may reduce the risk of dementia.

Course aim

To develop knowledge and practical skills to strengthen health and wellbeing. To enable students to apply the knowledge and skills gained during the course. To develop an understanding of current controversies in health.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • List causes of dementia.
  • Outline the role of insulin insensitivity dementia
  • Outline therapeutic approaches that may reduce the risk of dementia
  • List vitamins and herbal medicines that may be of benefit in reducing the risk of dementia.
  • Outline the importance of physical and mental exercises.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • A handout will be provided that contains notes on all the planned topics of the talk.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Dementia – is it possible to prevent its onset?

Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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