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.
Alzheimer's Training Institute
The Alzheimer’s Training Institute 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 the Alzheimer's Training Institute. This certificate is earned by professionals who complete 28 hours of Alzheimer's training courses within a two year period.
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: