About U-First!

U-First! is a training program that helps frontline staff to develop a common knowledge base, language, values and approach to caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by:


  • Understanding the person living with dementia and associated behaviour changes and
  • Working as a team to develop individualized support strategies


If you are caring for someone with dementia, the U-First! Program will help you:


  • Understand that there can be many reasons why you might see behaviour changes when a person is living with dementia
  • Flag the possible changes that you may see when you are supporting a person is living with dementia
  • Interact in a new way with both skill and a common understanding of dementia
  • Reflect and report on not only new behaviours you may see in the person you are supporting but also share your strategies, your tips on working with a person who is living with dementia
  • Support the person with dementia, their family and friends in everyday activities
  • Know that you are part of an important Team in caring for the person with dementia


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