1. Dementia Awareness Training

At Hertswise we offer dementia training to family and friends of people who are living with dementia and also organisations. This training compiles of a 3 hour session and covers the following topics:

  • What is dementia?
  • The world and dementia
  • Signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Taking care of someone with dementia

The training is delivered on a monthly basis across the Hertfordshire and also at the following places:

  • Hertfordshire Mind Network Wellbeing Centre – Borehamwood
  • Hertfordshire Mind Network Wellbeing Centre – Waltham Cross
  • Hertfordshire Mind Network Wellbeing Centre – Watford

As well as providing training at the above centres, we can also come out to an organisation and provide in-house training. Charges would be given depending on each individual and each company. For more information or for group bookings, please state:

Your Name

Area of where you are

What you are looking for in the training

2. Dementia Carer Courses/Workshops

Delivered by a partnership of nine local charities and social enterprises, Hertswise can support you in a variety of venues across Hertfordshire.

We offer free courses and workshops to dementia carers. The sessions will run throughout the year, with requests from carers being instrumental in the type of courses/ workshops that form the yearly program. Sessions will take place via Zoom unless otherwise stated.

To find out more about what courses we offer, please download our booklet below.

Contact Us

  • Adam Thapar, Project Manager
Age UK Hertfordshire staff completed their Dementia Awareness Training!


“Wanted to say thank you so much for a really interesting course yesterday evening. As a member of Watford’s Dementia Action Group, I thought it was essential to improve my understanding of Dementia. What I learned about its causes and it impact on people living with Dementia, was invaluable from a ‘technical’ point of view. 

As importantly, (in fact probably more importantly for me, as a layperson, wanting to help make Watford ‘Dementia Friendly’), I now have an understanding of the services that are available to people living with Dementia and their carers. This, I’m sure, will help me better contribute to the Action Group so that we can deliver a realistic plan that’ll work for our town.

I also very much enjoyed the open and collaborative way you delivered the course on what might otherwise have been somewhat of an emotional challenge. The fact that you put Dementia in the context of the ‘real’ and the ‘everyday’ has helped me to put Dementia in its proper place: it’s a fact of life, not the end of a good life!”

Ian Port, Think About it Films

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