Skip to content

Specialist Education

Man on laptop

We offer specialist education through tailored training and courses. On this page, you will find our current education opportunities.

Tailored Training

RDS Canada will provide tailored training to practitioner teams, professional networks and more, upon request. Please use our contact us form with title “Tailored training or presentation”. Note that there is a charge for some of our training services and we can provide you with further details when your request is received.

Bespoke Training

Recommended Courses

The Many Faces of Dementia

This popular and highly-rated course provides a unique insight into dementia through stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses. You’ll explore key issues in dementia care and research through the eyes of people affected by rare conditions. World-leading experts at UCL show how research into the signs, stages, symptoms and causes of these forms can bring a better understanding of dementia.

Cost: Free.

Time Commitment: Approximately 2 hours per week across 4 weeks, at your own pace.

Topics:

  • week 1 – What if dementia runs in the family?
  • week 2 – What if dementia affects behaviour and personality?
  • week 3 – What if dementia makes you see things that aren’t there?
  • week 4 – What if dementia affects your vision, not your memory?

Developed by our colleagues in the UK, this course is offered through Future Learn. For more information and to register: Online Dementia Course – The Many Faces of Dementia.

Dementia and the Arts: Sharing Practice, Developing Understanding and Enhancing Lives

This is another popular course developed by our colleagues in the UK. In this course, explore, challenge and shape your perceptions of dementia through science and the creative arts.  Creating a society that supports and includes those living with dementia is a major challenge and opportunity. In this online course, you will discover how the arts can create common ground between people, and in doing so, learn what we can all do to improve the quality of life and care for people living with different dementias.

Cost: Free.

Time Commitment: Approximately 2 hours per week across 4 weeks, at your own pace.

Topics: Each of the 4 weeks will showcase current best practice, explain the limits of our current understanding and set ambitious goals for enhancing the lives of anyone affected by one of these conditions.

Developed by our colleagues in the UK, this course is offered through Future Learn. For more information and to register: Dementia and the Arts – Online Course.