Dementia education and development

The Association for Dementia Studies, led by Professor Dawn Brooker, provides a broad spectrum of development and education opportunities, ranging from accredited online distance modules to 6 day courses at a venue of your choice, plus seminars and workshops here within the University.  


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We are a multidisciplinary team that can provide teaching to a number of professional groups. We are currently providing education to care home staff, domiciliary workers, General Practitioners, hospital staff as well as many other health and social care professionals. Person centred care is at the heart of all of our education, which aims to equip attendees with the necessary knowledge and skills and empower them to use their personal leadership to affect changes to how they live and work.

We work from a position of evidence-based practice. We bring to all our workshops and courses the latest and most up-to date evidence from research and best practice. We work from an international perspective, drawing on an international evidence base.

You can hear from a selection of students across our courses in this short video - Link to video

We offer education, training and development for individuals, organisations and teams, as follows: 


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Dementia Distance Learning Courses

We offer three ways to study with us via distance learning, where you can enhance your ability to influence positive change in dementia.

  1. Postgraduate Certificate in Person-Centred Dementia Studies
  2. Postgraduate Award in Professional Development: Expert Practice in Delivering Person-Centred Care
  3. Study individual Modules

All are via University of Worcester accredited distance learning. For more information about out distance learning options, please visit our dedicated page

Dementia education courses and development opportunities for me, my organisation and teams

The Association for Dementia Studies team, led by Professor Dawn Brooker, have a track record in providing consistently high quality education and training ranging from one day masterclasses and workshops on a specific topic to longer courses that can be delivered at a location that is convenient to your employees. For further information please click here 

Team members could also be funded to study for the following University accredited distance learning awards which can be studied fully online:- 

Postgraduate Certificate in Person-Centred Dementia Studies and a Postgraduate Award in Professional Development: Expert Practice in Delivering Person-Centred Dementia Care

We also offer two online courses focusing on specific topics:

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If you would like to discuss your training and education requirements or have any questions please contact us at:

Free resources

One of the fundamental principles of ADS is to build evidence-based practical ways of working with other organisations, people living with dementia and their families that enables them to live well, one of the ways that we do this is in the production of education materials that you can deliver to staff within your own organisation. These are listed here but for more information please click here or on the links below:

Dementia Conferences, Workshops and Seminars

We organise various events. If you would like to be informed about future events, please join our mailing list here or email

For details of planned events click here Conferences, Workshops and Seminars