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  For more information please call your local Regional Office or our 24 Hour Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.

Seminars and Conferences 

The Desert Southwest Chapter holds Annual Education Conferences every spring. These conferences are open to professional and family caregivers and offer CEUs. You can find more information about the Annual Education Conferences here.

Web Based Training
CARES: A Dementia Caregiving Approach

This affordable, web-based program has both a basic and advanced course consisting of 10 one-hour training modules. Each module uses text and streaming video focusing on person-centered care and how to best care for people with dementia living in residential care settings. This program is ideal for staff at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice and home health organizations, adult day programs, governmental agencies, social service agencies and first responders.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Dementia
  • Understanding Behavior as Communication
  • Making a Connection with the Person
  • Eating Well
  • Recognizing Pain

For a description of the modules, pricing plans and a free demo, please visit the CARES website here.


This certification program combines the HealthCare Interactive CARES basic and advanced online training programs with Alzheimer's Association certification exams. This program is a convenient way for individuals to b recognized for learning quality dementia care practices. Through this program you can learn evidence-based best practice care for people with dementia. Topics include:

  • Person-centered care
  • Making a connection
  • Minimizing falls
  • Rethinking wandering

This program is recommended for family members as well as professional care providers. To learn more visit the essentiALZ website.


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