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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

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. Click here for a registration form to mail or fax.
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.

Where: Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn Street, Cincinnati, OH 
Cost: $50 per person*. Advance registration is required. Space is limited. Lunch is provided.
*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 to mail or fax
Continuing Education: Approved for 6 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.

Registration: Reservations must be made in advance and are guaranteed only with payment. Click here for registration form
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: esebastian@alz.org.

Foundations of Dementia Care Inservice 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: esebastian@alz.org. 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 esebastian@alz.org to schedule a program.

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Seminars and Conferences - Register NOW




2014 Symposium

What: This interdisciplinary conference explores special topics in dementia care practices, research and caregiving issues. Keynote Speakers Gregory A. Jicha, M.D., Ph.D. and Jeff Schlaudacker, M.D.
When: Symposium - "Practical Pathways through Dementia"- Friday, Nov. 7 -  8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.) 
Where: NKY METS Center, 3861 Olympic Blvd., Erlanger, KY  41018
Cost:  Professional Symposium Registration Fee: $95 per person (includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials, and CME - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and CEUs). Family caregivers may attend at a discounted rate of $55. If CMEs/CEUs are needed, the $95 fee applies. Register a group of 5 professionals and the fifth person's registration fee is $55.
CEUs/CMEs:  Six hours for nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators, activities professionals and occupational therapists in Ohio and  Kentucky.
Contact: (800) 272-3900 details.
Workshops/Agenda: For a complete list of Symposium workshops, agenda and related details, click here.
Registration:  To register, click here for registration form. To register and pay online, click here.

Signature Sponsor: Episcopal Retirement Homes 

Event Sponsors: Alois Alzheimer Center, Arden Courts Memory Care Community, Bayley, Burlington House Rehabilitative & Alzheimer's Care Center, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, Evergreen & Barrington Oakley, First Light Home Care, Florence Park Nursing & Rehab Center, Home Care Assistance, Hospice of Cincinnati, Interim Healthcare, ITNGreaterCincinnati, Life Enriching Communities - Twin Lakes & Twin Towers, Llanfair, Pro Seniors, Inc., Queen City Elder Care, Renaissance West, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Senior Helpers of Northern Kentucky, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, The Kenwood by Senior Star, UC Office of Geriatric Medicine and University of Cincinnati Physicians Company.

2014 Day for Caregivers

What: This conference is a special day for family caregivers to attend informative sessions on various topics related to Alzheimer's/dementia and visit exhibits by local health care providers and other community resources. Keynote speakers are Dr. Robert Keyes and Dr. John Tew
When: Saturday, Nov. 8 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: NKY METS Center, 3861 Olympic Blvd., Erlanger, KY  41018
Cost:   Free, but registration is required.
Registration: click here to obtain a registration form
Contact: (800) 272-3900

Signature Sponsor: Episcopal Retirement Homes

Event Sponsors: Alois Alzheimer Center, Arden Courts Memory Care Community, Bayley, Burlington House Rehabilitative & Alzheimer's Care Center, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, Evergreen & Barrington Oakley, First Light Home Care, Florence Park Nursing & Rehab Center, Home Care Assistance, Hospice of Cincinnati, Interim Healthcare, ITNGreaterCincinnati, Life Enriching Communities - Twin Lakes & Twin Towers, Llanfair, Pro Seniors, Inc., Queen City Elder Care, Renaissance West, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Senior Helpers of Northern Kentucky, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, The Kenwood by Senior Star, UC Office of Geriatric Medicine and University of Cincinnati Physicians Company.


 

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 http://www.caresprogram.com/


 

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