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Becoming a Dementia aware workplace

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Becoming a Dementia aware workplace

Date: 25 October 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Course duration: 1 day
Venue: Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre, 13 Whitevale Street, Glasgow, G31 1QW
Costs: Members £110.00 / Non-Members £210.00

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

Around 90,000 people in Scotland live with dementia, a number expected to double in the next 25 years. Changes to retirement and state pension rules mean that many more people will be working beyond age 65 raising the likelihood that some will experience early symptoms of dementia while in employment.

Many employees are also unpaid carers for someone who has dementia. In addition a growing number of people who live in housing association or housing co-operative properties will be affected by dementia, directly or as a dementia carer.

This two-hour workshop is aimed at all staff with the purpose of developing workplaces with a good awareness of Dementia.


Course Content

  • How to communicate effectively and empathically with someone who has dementia - whether customer or co-worker
  • Dementia: what it is, and why it’s relevant to the workplace
  • The symptoms of dementia and how it can progress
  • The risk factors for dementia and how risks can be reduced

 

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this course staff will have an increased awareness of dementia where they are more likely to:

  • Communicate effectively and empathically with someone living with dementia, whether a customer or co-worker
  • Seek medical advice for worries about their thinking, memory or communication abilities
  • Tell their employer 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


Trainer: Doug Anthoney,  Age Scotland