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Dementia Awareness workshop

dementia awareness training

Why is dementia a workplace issue?

As working beyond the age of 65 becomes common, more people will experience early symptoms of dementia while in employment.

Around 90,000 people in Scotland live with dementia, a number expected to double in the next 25 years.  As changes to retirement and state pension rules make working beyond age 65 common, more people will experience early symptoms of dementia while in employment.

Many workers are also unpaid carers for someone who has dementia and a growing number of customers who use your organisation’s products and services will be affected by dementia, directly or as a dementia carer.

We are delighted to be able to offer this workshop as an online, virtual session whilst face-to-face workshops aren't possible.  We have developed the workshop into a number of modules allowing organisations to choose those that are most relevant for their needs and ensuring that the sessions are engaging and informative.   You can view the modules and pricing here

Open workshops - open Dementia Awareness workshops are now available.  These are open to anyone who would benefit from attending and are perfect for employers who would like to book places for a smaller number of employees. To find out more please email workshops@agescotland.org.uk.

This tailored virtual workshop aims to ensure your managers, HR team and customer facing staff are better informed and prepared to respond effectively to the issues surrounding dementia in the workplace. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Signs, symptoms and risk factors of dementia
  • Communicating effectively with someone with dementia
  • Employer legal obligations
  • Supporting an employee or customer living with dementia
  • Workplace support for employees who are carers of people living with dementia

Workshop outcomes

After attending one of our workshops your staff are more likely to:
 
  • Communicate effectively and empathetically with someone living with dementia, whether a customer or co-worker. 
  • Help foster a positive working culture in which staff with dementia or caring for someone with dementia, feel supported by both their employer and co-workers.
  • Tell their employer and seek medical advice if they have problems with thinking, memory or communication, or if they have a diagnosis of dementia.
  • Adopt healthy working lifestyles that reduce the risk of dementia.
  • Managers and HR teams will understand how to support employees who may be living with early stage dementia or are carers.

Read more about why greater dementia awareness in organisations is so important and how a better understanding of dementia can benefit both employers and employees in our age at work blog.

All our staff learned and benefited from the excellent dementia awareness training. I would recommend it to other organisations.

Euan Cameron, Founder and CEO at Cohesion Medical Ltd

Read and download our Early Stage Dementia in your Workplace brochure.

For more information contact Jonathan Park on 07808 024 807 or by email.

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