Forthcoming workshops

Workshops are run free of charge thanks to funding secured from charitable organisations. The following workshops are currently available:

Thursday 13th February 2020 – Dunbar
Friday 28th February 2020 – Stirling
Monday 2nd March 2020 – Lochgilphead
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 – Lochgilphead
Thursday 19th March 2020 – Stornoway
Wednesday 25th March 2020 – Ullapool
Thursday 26th March 2020 – Aviemore
Wednesday 22nd April 2020 – Dunbar
Friday 24th April 2020 – Stirling
Tuesday 19th May 2020 – Westray, Orkney
Wednesday 20th May 2020 – Stronsay, Orkney
Friday 28th August 2020 – Stirling
Friday 27th November 2020 – Stirling

There will be more locations and dates coming soon.  For more information, and to book your place, please contact us at or on 01786 467740

If you are unable to attend a workshop but would like to receive the takeaway resources, the 10 Helpful Hints range, please email us at with your name and postal address. Please note that we only have funding to share these resources free of charge in Scotland.

Workshop content

DSDC has created informal educational face to face workshops for family carers and volunteers. Each workshop lasts around four hours and is completely free to attend. Each workshop will cover:

  • Understanding dementia.
  • Implications of a diagnosis.
  • Understanding the impact of the environment.
  • Addressing communication issues and strategies that can be used to better understand behaviour, which can help in caring and support roles.
  • Preventing stress and distress.
  • Managing common symptoms for people living at home.
  • Preventing crisis situations leading to inappropriate hospital admissions.
  • Promoting support networks through fellow carers and shared experiences.

Workshops are all one off standalone events, which provide informal carers and volunteers with the knowledge and understanding that will support them in their role(s).

The online learning hub (the information found under the ‘Dementia Information’ tab on this website) reflects the content provided in the face to face workshops. The workshops can be used in conjunction with the online hub or the workshops/online hub can be used independently of one another.

Dementia education workshops for family carers and volunteers


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