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Dementia Awareness Training

We offer free dementia awareness training for Age Scotland’s members, older people's clubs and groups, and charities providing opportunities for and support to older people

Our sessions typically last 90 minutes but this can be flexible to suit your needs. 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 the training 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 training sessions so that everyone can join in, and have fun.

A training leader, learning materials and equipment are provided. Groups requesting a training session 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.

Free awareness training for community groups and services

Boost your ability to include and support two key groups within the older population; people living with dementia and older veterans!

This spring, the Age Scotland Dementia Training team are joining with the Veterans’ Awareness team to deliver a series of free joint workshops on dementia awareness and older veterans’ awareness around Scotland.

Workshops so far are planned for Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Prestwick, Hawick, Inverness and Dornie in March and April. Find out more and book your free place below.

Book your place

Book a workshop for your group

To find out more or to book a workshop, contact our team on 0333 32 32 400 or by email.

Dementia and the workplace

Did you know we also provide dementia awareness training for workplaces?

Evaluation of our Dementia Awareness Training Programme

To evaluate Age Scotland’s dementia aware programme of workshops (2015-2018), Impact Generation was appointed in May 2016 to conduct an evaluation. You can find out more in our report.

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