Higher Education Dementia Network and Curriculum for Dementia Education

The Higher Education Dementia Network (HEDN) is an open forum for those with an interest in, or responsible for courses in dementia care, based within Universities across the UK. The Curriculum for Dementia Education is a framework developed by HEDN to inform higher education courses in dementia care at a range of levels.

Who attends HEDN?

Lecturers, senior lecturers or course leaders with an interest in dementia care training at post registration level.

Why does the network meet?

  • To share information and resources in shaping educational provision in dementia.
  • To network with colleagues.
  • To develop a systematic approach to Higher Education in Dementia.
  • To provide a forum on influencing national policy on dementia.
  • To share information on the provision of higher education courses in Dementia care.

What is Dementia UK’s role?

  • To chair, co-ordinate and administer the Network.
  • To raise the profile of Higher Education Courses in Dementia.

Meeting minutes for 2016

HEDN November 2016 minutes

Leeds Beckett University – HEDN presentations

HEDN July 2016 minutes



HEDN March 2016 minutes

Dementia Research in UoW CARE 

Smart Poster Project – Dementia Awareness using SmartPhone technology

Positive Approach to Care 

Dementia in Wolverhamptom: Current Position Future Strategy

Sexuality, Intimacy, Diversity, Relationships and Dementia 

Meeting minutes for 2015

HEDN minutes 15/10/2015

HEDN minutes 06/08/15

HEDN minutes 17/03/2015

Meeting minutes for 2014

HEDN minutes 08/10/14

HEDN minutes 09/07/14

HEDN minutes 06/03/14

For more information about the network contact: info@hedn.org

Useful download: Higher Education Courses in Dementia