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

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The Alzheimer's Association and HealthCare Interactive bring you CARESonline training. The CARES program is an online dementia care training program for CNAs, supervisors, nurses, social workers, administrators and other direct-care workers. This program contains 20 modules (1 hour each) for you to select from. Programs to choose from include; Dementia Basics, Dementia Advanced Care, Dementia-Related Behavior, Late-Stage Dementia Care and Dementia Care for Families. The CARES method is person-centered, easy-to-remember approach to care for any person in any situation and at any level of dementia decline. We strive to reduce your stress and build meaningful relationships while doing this important and challenging job.

Learn more about CARES and test drive the Dementia Basics and Dementia Advanced Care  

Learn how our web based training meets Iowa's dementia training requirements
*For the most up-to-date regulations and requirements, please contact the Iowa Department of Internal Affairs.

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The Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ certification program is a convenient way for individuals to be recognized for knowledge of quality dementia care practices. The essentiALZ program combines select HealthCare Interactive CARES online dementia care training with Alzheimer’s Association® online certification exams. Family members as well as professional care providers can benefit from essentiALZ. The essentiALZ program was developed to recognize the knowledge of any caregiver who fulfills the certification requirements, regardless of whether they are paid or unpaid for their care of people with dementia.

Learn more about the benefits, training topics and pricing 

View the essentiALZ brochure

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Law Enforcement Training: "Approaching Alzheimer's - Make Your First Response the Right Response"

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and 70 percent of them live at home. To help protect these individuals, the Alzheimer's Association has created "Approaching Alzheimer's: Make Your First Response the Right Response." This training program, designed for law enforcement officers, paramedics, fire fighters, disaster relief personnel and other first responders, provides strategies for working with people who have Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in emergency situations. The training can be anywhere between 30 minutes up to 2 hours.

The subjects covered in the training include:

  • Wandering
  • Unsafe Driving/Shoplifting/Unsafe Guns
  • Abuse & Neglect
  • Disaster Response

For more information or to schedule this FREE training, contact us at 1.800.272.3900.

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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.