Dementia Awareness Programme - Scheduled Events

Around 86,000 people in Scotland have dementia, and this number is expected to double over the next 25 years.

As well as providing companionship based support and specialist dementia care to our clients, we are committed to raising awareness of dementia by informing people through our Dementia Awareness Programme.

Based around our City & Guilds accredited CARE Dementia Training programme, which equips our CAREGivers to give their clients the best possible support, we will explain about the …

     > Causes, symptoms and different types of dementia
     > Importance of diagnosis, medication, diet and lifestyle
     > Different ways to manage behaviours and encourage engagement

Keep checking below for details of events we have planned. Some are drop-ins, where you can come along and speak to us individually, others are presentations to groups. Most events are open to the general public.

If you aren’t able to come along to any of these events you can always watch our online tutorials in caring for someone with dementia at

Better still, speak to us about organising an event with us. We have committed to running 52 events each year, and if we are to achieve this we need people to engage with us by jointly hosting an event, or asking us to speak to their group or place of work.

During 2013 we co-hosted over a dozen events with various local businesses and community groups, with well in excess of 100 people attending them.

And we have more events planned for 2014 ...

22nd January, with City of Edinburgh Council Social Work Team
22nd January, at the Promoting Excellence in Dementia Care Event (Murrayfield Stadium)
29th January, with Fairmilehead Parish Church
3rd February, at Portobello Library
13th February, with Marchmont St Giles Church
19th February, with Craiglockhart Pharmacy
18th March, at the Social Services Expo & Conference 2014 (Murrayfield Stadium)

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home