About professional training
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, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and staff trainers.
Staff learn care approaches through role playing exercises and livley discussions using realistic film clips and case studies. Foundations offers a wide range of courses designed to help professional caregivers better understand and meet the needs of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Professional caregivers may earn a certificate in Alzheimer's Care through Foundations by completing 16 hrs (general) or 24 hrs (advanced) of Alzheimer's training courses within a two year period.
The General Certificate: Two day classroom training (16 hrs) $120
Encouraging Restraint-Free Care
Providing End-of-Life Care
Activity Programming for People with Dementia
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:
This program provides guidance for those who supervise others involved in the care of people with dementia: nurses, unit coordinators, administrators, activity directors or others in leadership positions. After this training you will be able to: