Dementia - What Exactly is it and What Happens to the Brain

University College Cork


Course Name Dementia - What Exactly is it and What Happens to the Brain
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code SC0203
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening
Location (Districts) Cork City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date Thursday 3 October 2019
Application Date Closing Date: Friday 20 September 2019
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Duration Six weeks, Thursdays 7-9pm, from 3 October to 7 November 2019
Course Fee €150
Entry Requirements Applicants must be minimum eighteen years at course commencement
Comment Course Practicalities: Participants do not require any materials. The course is suitable for those with an interest in the Brain. Ideally it should be a small group (15-20 participants).
Course Content

Expand+Dementia is common, especially in older people. Despite this, there is a lack of understanding that dementia is not a ''disease'' but a manifestation of multiple underlying brain disorders. In Ireland, Alzheimer's disease is the commonest cause of de...

Subjects Taught Session 1: What is Dementia...Definition, introduction to the major causes, and description and explanation of normal brain.

Session 2: Alzheimer's Disease: Discovery, pathology and genetics.

Session 3: Parkinson's type Diseases and Dementia.

Session 4: Dementia in Younger People.

Session 5: Head Injury and Dementia. Boxing, Rugby and other sports.

Session 6: Infections and Dementia. ''Mad Cow disease'' (prion dementia), AIDS Dementia, other infections
Assessment Method Short courses are non-assessed
Further Enquiries Regina Sexton
Tel: 021 4904700

Marian O'Keeffe
Tel: 021 4904737
Location Venue Western Gateway Building, Room G09, UCC
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