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Understanding Brain Health: Preventing Dementia is a free, open online course, developed by Brain Health Scotland in partnership with the University of Edinburgh. 

The course runs across four weeks with content presented as an engaging mix of video clips, articles, and short interactive quizzes.


The course takes an interactive and sociable approach to learning, with regular discussions encouraged to engage learners with their fellow classmates and to reflect and share opinions on the subjects covered.

Each week explores a different theme related to brain health and approaches for dementia prevention.

Week 1: The biology of brain diseases
Week 2: Risk factors for brain disease 
Week 3: Clinical research programmes
Week 4: Healthcare services and brain health around the world

The course will appeal to everyone with an interest in brain health, with no prior knowledge required. 

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