The Musculoskeletal System: the Science of Staying Active into Old Age
Demystify the ageing process and how our everyday behaviours and choices are likely to affect our long-term musculoskeletal health.
About the course
With the wealth of seemingly contradictory information in the media about healthy living, sport and ageing, this free online course will demystify the ageing process and show you how our everyday behaviours and choices affect our long-term musculoskeletal health.
Over three weeks, we’ll answer three key questions:
- What is musculoskeletal health?
- How can exercise benefit the musculoskeletal system?
- How can diet benefit the musculoskeletal system?
The course has been developed by the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing, a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Sheffield and Newcastle.
A free online course. Join now, starts 3 October 2016.
Dementia Care: Staying Connected and Living Well
A course for carers, to help you stay connected to loved ones, manage stress at home and diffuse difficult situations.
About the course
If you are a carer for a person living with dementia then this is a course for you.
When it comes to understanding and supporting a person living with dementia, family carers are very often the most skilled and knowledgeable. Yet, you will know that carers can face a number of really stressful situations that can be difficult to deal with.
Get advice on connecting with and caring for someone with dementia
This course will provide you with knowledge and advice that can help you connect with and care for someone living with dementia. We will focus on everyday experiences that are seen as particularly challenging and stressful.
Newcastle University has great expertise in ageing and dementia research. We specialise in understanding dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), so this course will shine a light on some of the stressful symptoms and communication problems associated with this condition, as well as covering the challenges of other types of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease.
A free online course. Register interest