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 lively 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
The Advanced Certificate: General Certificate + 8 hours $220
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
http://www.caresprogram.com/. CARES™ is a program administered by
the Alzheimer's Association National Office. For more information or
to register, call 1-866-727-1890.