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2016 Professional Symposium and Day for Caregivers


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, March 31,  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.  Click here for a registration form or call Alzheimer's Association, 800-272-3900
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: Thursday, May 12,  9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30.
Where: To Be Determined
Registration: Reservations must be made in advance and are guaranteed only with payment.
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 the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-272-3900.

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 

2016 Professional Symposium and A Day for Caregivers

Theme: Hope and Healing in the Face of Dementia

Professional Symposium

Keynote speaker:

David Kessler, nationally-known author and expert of grief.

Where: Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd., Cincinnati, OH  45246
When: Friday, Nov. 4, Registration opens: 7:15 a.m.  Symposium
8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Cost: $110 (includes lunch and CEU/CME); $55 for family caregivers
Registration is online only through Click Here to register. 
List of Workshops: Click here
Contact: Call 800-272-3900 for more information.

A Day for Caregivers 

Where: Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd., Cincinnati, OH  45246
When: Saturday, Nov. 5, Registration opens: 8 a.m.  Program: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Click here for the Agenda and Workshops.
Cost: The program is free, but registration is required.
Contact: Call 800-272-3900 to register or for more information.  Click here for registration form.

Speaker Sponsor:

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:

The Kenwood by Senior Star
Queen City Homecare
Senior Lifestyle

Bronze Sponsors

Emery Federal Credit Union
Home Instead Homecare
HomeWell Senior Care

Exhibit Sponsors:

Alois Alzheimer Center
ALZ Stars/Race for the Brain
Arden Courts of Anderson and Kenwood
Assisting Hands Home Care
Burlington Healthcare Center
Community First Solutions
Council on Aging
Elder Law Center of Northern Kentucky
Episcopal Retirement Services
Everything But the House
Freedom Home Care For Veterans

Home Care Assistance

HomeWell Senior Care
Law Practice of Dennison Keller, LLC
Life Enriching Communities
Llanfair Retirement Community
Madonna Manor

Mt. Pleasant Retirement Village
Newcomer Funeral Home
Optum Palliative and Hospice Care
Our Family Home
Pristine Senior Living
Queen City Elder Care
R&B Health Care System
Ritter & Randolph, LLC
Riverhills Healthcare
Senior Independence
Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA
Tender Hearts at Home Senior Care
The Christ Hospital
Tri County Care Center
UC Office of Geriatric Medicine
Visiting Nurse Association
Vitality to You by Genesis
VITAS Healthcare



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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