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Personal Development Management System

Dementia awareness for people managers

Audience: Academic staff, Professional staff, Research staff, Research supervisors

Date: Thursday 22 April 2021

Times: 09.30 to 12.30

Programme: Dignity and Inclusion Portfolio

Key details: Zoom meeting. You will be emailed a link in advance for you to join on the day.

Qualifications needed


Course pre-work


Course information

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 people who use your organisations products and services will be affected by dementia, directly or as a dementia carer.

Our workshops are all about interactive learning including a combination of practical activities, video clips and small group discussion. The content is aimed at specific employee groups. Typical topics your team will learn include:-

  • Dementia; what it is and why its relevant to the workplace
  • How to communicate effectively and empathically with someone who has dementia
  • The symptoms and risk factors of dementia
  • Employers legal obligations when someone has dementia, or is a carer
  • How those with dementia, or a carer, may be supported to continue in employment
  • Support available to employers and employees with regard to dementia

Aims and objectives

Our workshops ensure your managers and HR team are better informed and prepared to:-

  • Respond effectively should dementia become a live workplace issue
  • Minimise risks associated with dementia in the workplace, including legal compliance and safety
  • Foster a positive working culture in which staff with dementia, or who are caring for someone with dementia, feel supported by both their employer and co-workers


Age Scotland

Course provider