TRAINING: Age Scotland Dementia and Veterans courses

MWH Admin Team News

Like many other organisations throughout Covid-19, Age Scotland had to work differently in 2020 and have responded with creativity, energy and innovation.

Whilst they hope to revert to some face to face training in 2021, their Zoom training is definitely here to stay!

All courses are free and will be delivered using Zoom. This means you will need a laptop or tablet which has access to the internet and a functioning microphone and speakers. If you’re unfamiliar with using Zoom, support is available to connect in advance of any of the courses you sign up for.

Below is the current course syllabus with the links to sign up, but please check their Eventbrite pages for the most up to date information.


Veterans Awareness Monday 18th January 1:30 – 4
Dementia Awareness Wednesday 20th January 9:30 – 12:30
Veterans Awareness Wednesday 27th January 10 – 12:30
Veterans Awareness Thursday 4th February 10 – 12:30
Dementia Awareness Thursday 11th February 1:30 – 4:30
Dementia Awareness Friday 26th February 9:30 – 12:30
Dementia Awareness Tuesday 9th March 1:30 – 4:30
Dementia Awareness Wednesday 24th March 9:30 – 12:30

Community groups and organisations have increasingly turned to videoconferencing platforms to keep their activities going and their members connected. This is challenging in itself, but becomes even more challenging to include people with dementia in these activities. However, Age Scotland have learnt quickly what works and what doesn’t work, and what you need to do differently before, during and after online group activities to make them inclusive of people living with dementia. They also have a body of knowledge and experience from groups and organisations which have been connecting people with dementia remotely since long before lockdown.

In these sessions they share what has been learned so far and discuss new ideas, suggestions and experiences from participants. It is a really great opportunity to learn and think about the steps you need to take to include people with dementia in online group activities. This course is being run on the following dates:

Thursday 28th January 1:30 – 4
Monday 15th February 10 – 12:30
Wednesday 17th March 1:30 – 4

Delivered in two parts, this is an interactive online workshop for befrienders working with older people to enable them to better understand dementia and provide effective support to befriendees living with dementia.

Part 1: Focuses on general dementia awareness

Part 2: Focuses on the role and skills of the befriender in supporting someone living with dementia.

If you have already completed Age Scotland dementia awareness training it is not necessary to complete Part 1.


There are currently three courses related to Dementia Carers’ Rights and all will be offered over the next quarter.

Dementia Carers’ Rights: Your rights and the Carers (Scotland) Act

An interactive online session for carers of people living with dementia to explore and discuss the rights and entitlements set out in the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

Thursday 21st January 10 – 12:30
Thursday 18th February 1:30 – 4

Dementia Carers’ Rights: Hospital Admissions and Discharge

An interactive online session for carers of people living with dementia to gain an understanding of, and have the opportunity to discuss their rights of carers during hospital admission and discharge of the person they care for.

Monday 25th January 1:30 – 4
Friday 5th February 10 – 12:30

Dementia Carers’ Rights: Your rights and Self-Directed Support

An interactive online session for carers of people living with dementia to get to grips with the topic of SDS (Self-Directed Support) as it relates both to people living with dementia and to unpaid carers.

Thursday 25th March 10 – 12:30


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