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Dementia Adventure: Managing Risk & Reaping Rewards Event

Dementia Adventure: Managing Risk & Reaping Rewards Event

This managing risk training session with Dementia Adventure will inspire you to incorporate calculated risk when planning for future outdoor experiences while understanding the benefits that can be achieved.

The training will lead you through the ‘Six Steps to Success’ approach, which you can adapt for your environment. This training supports your reasoning, planning, implementing and sustaining of activities and adventures for people living with dementia.


The Six Steps to Success:

  1. The importance of co-production.
  2. What research tells us about social isolation and the benefits of connection to nature for well-being.
  3. A review of risk and dementia guidance documents.
  4. The barriers and benefits of outdoor activities.
  5. Positive risk management.
  6. Ensuring the success and sustainability of outdoor adventures.

Dementia Adventure will deliver the training via Zoom, through a mix of presentation, video and discussion. You will hear the ‘lived experience’ of people with dementia, as well as have an opportunity to ask questions.


Thursday 25th November 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 GMT | Click here to register for free


Free Risk Management Barriers and Benefits Tool

As part of the training, the team will give you several free resources, tools and templates that incorporate the latest information and research, including our ‘Risk Management Barriers and Benefits’ tool. The tool supports and enhances your own risk management strategies, while being completely adaptable to any organisation or event.


Why This Training is Important – Reframing our Approach to Risk

People living with dementia have the right to live a full life connected to the people and places they love, and with access to the wellbeing benefits of nature and outdoor activity. Often a person living with dementia finds their life changes considerably post diagnosis. They may become socially isolated and less able to get out, with little opportunity to take part in activities that are good for them, and that they enjoy. This is because people can feel it is safer to remain indoors.

Risks need to be carefully assessed and managed, but an analysis of risk is only half the story. We must also equally examine the benefits of the activity we are undertaking. We must also think differently about the choices on offer to people with dementia and ‘expand our horizons’ when introducing new activities.

Only then can we support people living with dementia to thrive and have a sense of adventure in their lives.


To find out more about the content of the training, please contact Dementia Adventure via their website or call 01245 237548.

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