Dementia Awareness Workshop

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AGE SCOTLAND

Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Newington, EDINBURGH, EH9 1PR
0333 32 32 400
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North East, North West, South East, South West

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Who is the service for?
Adults, Young People (16-25), Older People
What age range is it suitable for?
50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+

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Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Newington, EDINBURGH, EH9 1PR
0333 32 32 400

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Covid-19 UPDATE...

Now run as a virtual online workshop.

To find out more please email workshops@agescotland.org.uk.

Service details...

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.

Our virtual Dementia Awareness workshops are CPD accredited and can be tailored to your needs
We are delighted to be able to offer our CPD accredited workshops 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.

Workshop content and outcomes

This 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 living 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

After attending one of our workshops your staff are more likely to:

- Understand the signs and symptoms of dementia.
- Feel empowered to understand the needs of someone living with dementia.
- 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.
- Work with your organisation to develop more dementia-inclusive practices as part of its commitment to support vulnerable customers and colleagues.
- Managers and HR teams will understand how to support employees who may be living with early stage dementia or are carers.
- Adopt healthy working lifestyles that reduce the risk of dementia.

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.

Open workshops

Open Dementia Awareness workshops dates are now available for booking in February, March and April 2021. These are available to anyone with a professional and personal interest in dementia. They are perfect for employers who would like to book places for a smaller number of employees as well as individuals looking to gain CPD hours.

To find out more please email workshops@agescotland.org.uk.

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