Around 93,000 people in Scotland today are living with dementia and this number is forecast to increase over the next decade. Early diagnosis of the condition is crucial and can help prolong the quality of life of people with dementia.
Funded by the Life Changes Trust, Age Scotland’s Early Stage Dementia team seeks to raise awareness of early stage dementia and the signs and symptoms of the condition.
- Delivers dementia awareness training
- Provides information and advice resources, ensuring they are suitable for people with dementia, their carers and relatives
- Improves public knowledge around early stage dementia.
Dementia Aware Workshops...
We offer free dementia awareness workshops for Age Scotland’s members: older people's clubs and groups, and charities providing opportunities for and support to older people
Our workshops typically last 90 minutes. Given longer we can explore dementia in greater depth, including training sessions of up to two and a half hours. (If less time is available that's okay, but one hour is the minimum for a workshop to be worthwhile).
Dementia is a serious topic but that doesn't mean that learning about it can't be fun. In fact learning that's enjoyable is more likely to be remembered. That's why we've designed our workshops so that everyone can join in, and have fun.
A workshop leader, learning materials and equipment are provided. Groups requesting a workshop are expected to provide a suitable venue and any catering participants may require.
Age Scotland is committed to becoming a dementia aware charity: all our employees and volunteers undertake our awareness training.
Book a workshop
To find out more or to book a workshop, contact our team on 0333 32 32 400 or by email.
Dementia and the Workplace
Our project identified that dementia is a growing workplace issue with more people being diagnosed with dementia while they are still in work. Many employees are also juggling work with caring for a family member or a friend who has dementia.
Support for Employers...
We deliver dementia awareness training to workplaces.
Please see https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/what-we-do/age-scotland-projects/age-scotlands-early-stage-dementia-project/dementia-and-the-workplace for our Dementia awareness training for the workplace leaflet.
You can also read how best to support an employee who has a Dementia diagnosis in our Dementia in the Workplace guide at https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/what-we-do/age-scotland-projects/age-scotlands-early-stage-dementia-project/dementia-and-the-workplace.