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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.
  Certification Training Program
 State of Florida Mandated Trainings
 Physician, Clinician, and Healthcare Professional
 Certification and State Mandated Training Programs
 Law Enforcement and First Responder Training
 Annual Advocacy Forum
 Online Marketing Opportunities

essentiALZ
The Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ certification program is a convenient way for individuals to be recognized for learning quality dementia care practices. While an effective and valuable dementia care certification program, this program does not satisfy State of Florida license requirements. For more information, please go to www.alz.org/essentialz.

State of Florida Mandated Trainings
You can meet the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs dementia training requirements in three different ways.
        1. You can take the online training. Click here for more information. 

        2. You can purchase the curriculum from us.
        3. You can hire us to conduct the training with hourly and per person rates available.

We offer the following:
• Adult Day Care (ADC)
• Assisted Living Facilities (ALF)
• Home Health (HH)
• Hospice (HSP)
• Nursing Homes (NH)

Physician, Clinicians, and Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare Professional App and Web Portal
One of the greatest challenges physicians and healthcare professionals face is responding to someone experiencing dementia and their family. The Alzheimer's Association has developed a webpage and app to assist physicians and healthcare professionals. Click here to link to the webpage and app or call 800-272-3900 to speak with a dementia specialist or to make a referral.

Alzheimer' Association International Conference® (AAIC)
July 12-27, 2014  Copenhagen, Denmark 
Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) will bring together the top dementia researchers to engage in a multidisciplinary international exchange of ideas and opportunities. The spark of inspiration and collaboration will help move us towards a world without Alzheimer’s and dementia. Click here for more information.


ISTAART Learn, Connect, Benefit
If you join any membership group this year, ISTAART should be the one. The Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) is a professional society for individuals interested in Alzheimer's and dementia science.

Law Enforcement & First Responders Training
This one-hour presentation provides an understanding of dementia and the tools and techniques for dealing with people living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Topics addressed:
• How to recognize a person with Alzheimer’s disease
• Techniques for effectively interacting with an individual with Alzheimer’s disease
• Understand the risks associated with wandering behavior
• An overview of how the Safe Return program works in partnership with local law enforcement
• Search and Rescue techniques for wanderers with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

For more information or to schedule training, call the Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Annual Advocacy Forum
The 2014 Advocacy Forum was a great success! Nearly 900 advocates have headed home from Washington, D.C., after a busy three days of working to compel members of Congress to make Alzheimer’s a national priority. Thank you to our dedicated advocates for influencing and changing policy in the fight against the disease.
See highlights, photos, and mark your calendar to join us in our nation’s capital for the 2015 Advocacy Forum.  Save the date: March 23-25, 2015

FREE Website Marketing Opportunities
You are invited to market your property or senior service in the Alzheimer's Association's Community Resource Finder free of charge! The Community Resource Finder provides a convenient and easy way to search on-line for housing by location, care services, amenities, costs, availability and a variety of other criteria based on their specific needs. All you need to do is complete a profile. If you choose to include pictures, we require you to cover the costs we incur to do so, but that is up to you, otherwise there are no costs associated with your listing. The Alzheimer’s Association does not endorse listing, but offers a way to connect people to services.


 

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