A one day training course for health and exercise professionals who are working with people living with Dementia for the first time. This course will provide an introduction to working with people living with Dementia.

Dementia 1st Steps is a one-day course for teachers, instructors and leaders of physical activity, exercise programmes, groups and classes who work with older people. It had been designed for professionals who have qualified, either as CBE leaders, OEP Leaders or Fitness/Exercise Instructors. It is also appropriate for other health or social care professionals or those in Dementia Services who wish to know more about how physical activity can make a difference for people living with Dementia.

The programme can be used as a standalone introductory course or as part of a Continuing Professional development programme for different professional groups.

This training has been endorsed by REPS and Skills Active and receives 6 CPD points.

To find out more about the Dementia: 1st Steps course, including content, resources, how to apply and costs, click here. Course dates, when set, can be found here.

You can download a Dementia 1st Steps Flyer here.

We also provide bespoke training for local organisations (e.g. specific to physical activity, recreation and dementia services, falls prevention or the residential care environment). If you are interested in hosting your own 1st Steps in Dementia course for your staff, please contact the LLT Office.