Wicking Dementia Research and Education Center

Today on All Home Care Matters we are privileged to welcome a very special guest, Dr. James Vickers. Dr. Vickers is the Director of the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Center at the University of Tasmania.

Furthermore, Dr. Vickers has published over 180 research papers and was awarded a DSc from the University of Tasmania in 2005 in recognition of his contribution to neuroscience research. Professor Vickers has been involved in developing a range of health courses at the University of Tasmania, including Massive Open Online Courses on dementia. He developed the ISLAND Project which seeks to understand who is the Tasmanian population is most at risk of dementia and how our population can self-manage modifiable risk behaviors to build resilience to dementia.

Masters course (https://www.utas.edu.au/wicking/mdem). This is a modularized program based around four thematic areas relevant to dementia – Health and Social Care, Neurobiology, Policies and Systems and Public Health. There is also substantial content around understanding research related to dementia.

Other educational offerings are the MOOCs. The next course, Understanding Dementia, is available to start in February. https://www.utas.edu.au/wicking/under….