(1)欢迎加入预防认知症课程-Welcome to the Preventing Dementia MOOC-公开课-关爱惟士
(1)欢迎加入预防认知症课程-Welcome to the Preventing Dementia MOOC

《预防认知症》MOOC-引导篇


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Dr. Maree Farrow

Maree Farrow 博士


My name is Maree Farrow and I am the Senior Academic Lead for Dementia MOOCs at the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania.

我是Maree Farrow,我是塔斯马尼亚大学Wicking认知症研究和教育中心的学术高级主管。


On behalf of the Wicking team, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Preventing Dementia Massive Open Online Course or MOOC. The Preventing Dementia MOOC was developed by the Wicking Centre in partnership with internationally leading researchers in the area of dementia prevention.

作为Wicking 中心团队的代表,我很荣幸地欢迎您加入预防认知症这一大型网络公开课,我们也称为慕课(MOOC),预防认知症慕课是由Wicking中心开发,并同众多国际先进研究学者在预防认知症研究领域合作推出的课程。


We developed this course in response to the growing global challenge of increasing numbers of people affected by dementia, and the need for improved awareness of the potential for dementia prevention. In fact, we regard dementia to be the public health issue of the twenty-first century.

全球认知症患病率日益增长,以及越来越多的人被这一疾病影响,为了面对这一严峻挑战,我们开发了这个课程,同时也希望能提高人们对预防认知症潜在的警醒。事实上,我们已经把认知症作为二十一世纪威胁人类公共健康的重大疾病。


The purpose of the Preventing Dementia MOOC is to learn about the potentially modifiable risk factors for dementia and what the current evidence suggests you can do to reduce your risk. We also want to help you to separate fact from fiction, and to understand what those headlines about the latest way to prevent dementia really mean.

预防认知症慕课的目的是让学习者学习和了解一些可被改变的认知症风险因素,以及可以降低风险因素的最新证据。我们也想帮助学习者把假想同事实分开,去理解关于预防认知症的主标题(头条)意味着什么。


Here is an overview of the dementia prevention issues you will learn about and the activities you can undertake during the Preventing Dementia MOOC.

下面会谈到在接下来的预防认知症慕课学习过程中,需要您学习和参与活动的内容概述,


In the Preventing Dementia MOOC you will learn about the important risk factors for dementia – the ones that we can’t change, and also the ones that we can do something about. We know that much of the risk for dementia is associated with ageing and genetics. Older age is in fact the biggest risk factor for dementia and the incidence of dementia increases rapidly after the age of 65.

在预防认知症慕课中,您将学习到重要的认知症风险因素-我们不能改变的风险因素,及我们可以做些什么来改变的风险因素。我们知道认知症大部分风险因素跟衰老及基因有着相当大的联系。事实上,老龄化是认知症最大的风险因素,证据证明65岁以后认知症发生几率急剧增加。


While inherited forms of dementia are very rare, genetics do play a role in everyone’s risk and that’s something that at the moment we can’t change. Our friends in the Wicking laboratory will explain how our genes and environment interact to influence our risk of dementia.

虽然因为遗传形式的认知症的情况很少,遗传学对每个人来说扮演的都是一样的风险角色,现在我们不能改变这一点。我们在Wicking中心实验室的朋友会给我们解释基因和环境是如何相互作用影响到我们的认知症风险因素。


While genes are important, it’s also estimated that around one-third of dementia cases are potentially preventable by addressing modifiable risk factors. These include things like physical inactivity, low education, and diabetes, and each of the factors will be covered in some detail during the MOOC.

虽然基因非常重要,但是它同样也可被预测-通过改变这些可改风险因素,三分之一的认知症可以被预防。这些风险因素包括:缺乏身体锻炼,低教育水平,糖尿病等,我们会在慕课中对每个因素进行详细的讲解。


The media reports a seemingly endless stream of risk factors for various conditions and dementia is no exception. However, some of these reported factors are supported by reliable evidence, while others are not, and we will explain the difference.

很多媒体报道了各种疾病的风险因素,各种各样,层出不穷,认知症也不例外。但是,报道中提到的有些因素有着可靠的事实依据,而有些却不是,我们会在课程中解释它们的不同。


In the Preventing Dementia MOOC, we’re going to focus on the most significant risk factors for dementia that are supported by the most up-to-date evidence. We’re also going to dispel some of the myths about supposed causes of dementia.

在预防认知症慕课中,我们将会专注于最有重大影响的风险因素,也就是那些被最新的证据支持的风险因素。我们也将消除您对关于认知症病因的成因的一些误解。


The MOOC is made up of four modules, or sections, and at the end of each module there is a short quiz for you to test what you’ve learned.

As part of the Preventing Dementia MOOC, you will have the opportunity be involved in online discussion forums, to share your ideas about dementia prevention, and to hear those of your fellow MOOC participants from all around the world.

慕课由四大模块或四大节组成,在每个模块的最后,会有一个小测试来检测您的学习成果。作为预防认知症慕课的一部分,您会有机会参与到线上讨论会,并可以分享您关于预防认知症的想法,也可以听到在全世界不同地方跟您一起学习的学习者的心得。


You will also have the opportunity to be involved in research related to dementia prevention. To be successful, this research relies on the participation of people like you, with an interest in improving how we develop initiatives to reduce dementia risk in our community. This research is entirely voluntary of course, and it’s entirely up to you whether you participate or not.

您也有机会参与到跟预防认知症相关的研究,研究的成功要靠每一个跟您一样,怀着浓厚兴趣并想在自己国家发展如何降低认知症风险的学习者,这个研究课目是完全自愿的,完全取决于您愿意参与与否。


If you are keen to get a measure of your own dementia risk, there will also be an opportunity to undertake an individual dementia risk assessment during the MOOC.

如果您想测量自己的认知症风险水平,在本课程中,您将有机会为自己做一个个性化认知症风险评估。


At the end of the Preventing Dementia MOOC, you will be eligible to receive your free personalised certificate of completion, and we also have some enhanced certificate options available.

在整个预防认知症慕课的最后,您将有资格获得免费的个人结业证书,我们也提供付费打印证书选项。


On behalf of the Preventing Dementia MOOC team at the Wicking Centre, I sincerely hope that you find the MOOC useful and informative, and we’re looking forward to your engagement throughout the course.

作为Wicking中心预防认知症慕课团队的代表,我衷心地希望您能发现慕课的优点并在其中获得最大收益,我们期待您自始至终地参与到这个课程中来。


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