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Dementia learning and Promoting Excellence

We support dementia learning in the workforce by developing and delivering different learning resources and activities.

Promoting Excellence framework

Promoting Excellence details the skills and knowledge workers need to work with people living with dementia. We help people understand the framework and how they use it to support dementia learning and embed it into an organisation’s learning culture.

We support people to develop their skills and knowledge by using the Promoting Excellence resources through discussion, interactive sessions, a Dementia Ambassador conference, connecting with others, signposting to key Dementia Ambassadors and Champions contacts and wider networks.

We work closely with NHS Education Scotland and organise events, masterclasses, dementia specialist improvement leads and Dementia Champion programmes.

We are also partners in the Scottish Dementia Awards to recognise and showcase exemplary practice to the sector.

Dementia Ambassadors

Dementia Ambassadors help promote dementia learning in their organisations and communities and support them to use relevant resources and the Promoting Excellence framework to help and facilitate the learning of others.

We support learning hubs and sustainable networks of Dementia Ambassadors to support learning in their localities. We also help develop workforce capacity by peer support to enhance Dementia Ambassador confidence in leading learning.

Free resources

We’ve developed a bite-size dementia guide to support Dementia Ambassadors and workers to increase their knowledge and skills about dementia.

Find out more

If you would like further information please email us here.

We’d like to hear your views on our resources and if they have supported your professional development. Please click here to answer some short questions.

Our dementia resources

Find all of our dementia learning resources on the Learning Zone.

Dementia Skilled

This learning resource will help you develop your ability to work with people with dementia, and their families and carers.

Dementia Open Badges

Search for dementia Open Badges to get recognition for your learning, knowledge and skills.