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Seminars and Conferences


The Alzheimer's Association is committed to helping professionals improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care to people with dementia and their families. Our training and education programs are geared to professionals working in both community-based and residential care settings.

Our programs and meetings have been attended by activity professionals, administrators, counselors, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and staff trainers. Many of our programs offer CEUs.

Health Care Professional Training

Activities in Dementia Care (Program to be scheduled at a later date)

This program will help direct care providers gain a basic understanding of dementia and learn ways to engage people of various stages in meaningful activities.

Registration: Reservations must be made in advance and are guaranteed only with payment.
Continuing Education: Approved for three (3) hours of continuing education for activity professionals, nurses and social workers in Ohio.

Family Support Group Facilitator Training 

This training is offered once a year for those interested in learning the basics of starting, facilitating or maintaining a community support group for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia. This training is open to the community, however attendance at this program does not certify a participant as an affiliated Alzheimer's Association group facilitator.

Date and Time: Thursday, September 10, 2015 9 - 12 p.m.
Where: Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn Street, Cincinnati, OH - 3rd Floor Conference Room 
Cost: $30 per person*. Advance registration is required. Space is limited.
*There is no fee for volunteer facilitators of affiliated Alzheimer’s Association support groups in Greater Cincinnati.
Registration: Reservations must be made in advance and are guaranteed only with payment.
Continuing Education: Approved for 3 hours continuing education for Ohio social workers.

Ethical Considerations in Dementia Care

This is a special program for social workers focusing on ethical considerations in the care of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Topics include disclosing the diagnosis, safety concerns, decision-making ability, end-of-life care and more. This program will satisfy the 3-hour ethics requirement for social work continuing education in Ohio.

Date and Time: Friday, March 27th, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30.
Where: Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St. - 3rd Floor Conference Rm., Cincinnati, OH  45203
Registration: Reservations must be made in advance and are guaranteed only with payment. Click here for registration form
Cost: $35.00 per person
Continuing Education: Approved for 3 hours of continuing education in ethics for Ohio social workers. CEUs may be transferrable to nurses. For more details contact Elise Sebastian at the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-272-3900 or email:

Foundations of Dementia Care In-service Trainings

What: As part of the Alzheimer’s Association National Campaign for Quality Residential Care, this training program provides long-term care professionals with hands-on practices based on the latest research and expert advice in the dementia care field. There are a variety of training modules including the following practice areas:

  • Learning to Lead (3 sessions)
  • About Dementia (3 sessions)
  • Enhancing Mealtime (2 sessions)
  • Reducing Pain (2 sessions)
  • Making Connections (2 sessions)
  • Preventing Falls (2 sessions)
  • Understanding Wandering (2 sessions) 
  • Encouraging Restraint-free Care (2 sessions)
  • Providing End-of-Life Care (3 sessions)

Where: On-site at health care facilities or other care providers.
Cost: $100 per one-hour session
CEUs: Call (513) 721-4284 for current information about CEU approval for these modules.
Contact: To schedule a training at your facility, call our main office at (513) 721-4284 or email: Dates are subject to staff availability.

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Law Enforcement & Emergency Medical Services

Tactics for Encountering a Person with Alzheimer's or Dementia

What: A free one-hour training session provided to area police and fire departments. This program includes an overview of dementia, discussion of common emergency encounters with memory-impaired persons, communication techniques, and information about the MedicAlert®+Safe Return® programa nationwide program that assists in identifying and returning memory-impaired individuals who wander or become lost.
Where: On-site at police and fire departments in the tri-state area.
When: Offered upon request. Dates subject to staff availability. 
Cost: Free. 
Contact: (513) 721-4284 or 1-800-272-3900 or e-mail to schedule a program.

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Seminars and Conferences -

Southeastern Ohio Dementia Conference

Alzheimer's Disease: The Journey
What:  Presentations will address Delirium and Dementia, Dementia: End of Life Care and Ethical Considerations in Dementia Care. Presenter: Dr. Ramesh Shivani, Dr. Dirk Juschka and Melissa Dever, BSW, LSW.   6 (six) CEU's approved for Ohio Social Workers and Nurses.
Where: Tri City Theatre, 972 E. Main St., Jackson, OH  45640
When: Thursday, October 8, 2015  8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Registration 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Cost: $45 for conference. Those attending only the AM or PM session is $30. Registration is required
Register: Call 800-272-3900 or click here for registration form or register online.

Web-based training programs

CARES: A Dementia Caregiving Approach

This affordable, Web-based program has six one-hour training modules that are geared primarily to direct care workers, particularly nursing assistants. Each module uses text and streaming video to illustrate how to best care for people with dementia living in residential care settings. Topics include:

  • Clara Jones and her Care Team
  • Introduction to Dementia
  • Understanding Behavior as Communication
  • Making a Connection with the Resident
  • Eating Well
  • Recognizing Pain

For a description of the modules, pricing plans and a free demo, go to


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