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Dementia Awareness

About Dementia group event

We offer free dementia awareness training for Age Scotland members, older people’s clubs and groups and community groups across Scotland.

Our interactive training looks at how understand the signs and symptoms of dementia, how to communicate with people living with dementia, how best to include and support them and how to reduce the risks of developing dementia.

The session lasts between 2-3 hours and cover a wide range of topics relevant to understanding dementia and being inclusive of people living with dementia, including:

  • What is dementia?
  • Understanding the brain and the signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Diagnosis and support
  • Communication
  • Inclusion and stigma
  • Prevention and living well with dementia

Our training is for groups of 8-16 people and can be delivered online or in person. 

We can run a session for your organisation which is tailored to your requirements. Please get in touch with the dementia training team at if you have any questions or would like to book a training session.

This course is the perfect starting point for anyone who is new to our Dementia training courses.

Dementia awareness training dates

Self-study platform

We know that people's lives can be unpredictable and that it might not be easy to commit to a scheduled training course. That’s why we've created a self-study platform where you can engage in the same learning at a pace and time that suits you – with the support of course tutors, of course!

If you have any queries, or suggestions of further training topics that would be useful, please let us know. We always appreciate hearing from those with lived experience.

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Self-study course