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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 have been attended by activity professionals, administrators, nurses, occupational therapists, direct care workers, physical therapists, social workers and staff trainers.

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Dementia Care Certificate

Caring for people living with dementia requires the use of skills and techniques designed to safely support these individuals.  The need for professionals with expertise in dementia care is growing rapidly as the incidence of dementia increases.  In response, Alzheimer's Association- Greater MI Chapter in collaboration with Schoolcraft College are pleased to announce a new Dementia Certificate program!  Click on the brochure to learn more.
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Foundations in Dementia Care Training

Is your staff prepared to care for people with dementia?

The Alzheimer's Association Foundations in Dementia Care training for residential communities will give your direct care staff the specialized knowledge and skills they need.

Our hands-on, interactive training features:
*  Care approaches for all stages of dementia
*  Care practices based on the latest research and expert evidence
CEUs for social workers and nursing home administrators

Buy 2, Get 1 Free 

Foundations of Dementia Care (FDC) Training for Professional Caregivers

Alzheimer's Association is offering a special: Buy 2 hours of FDC training and get 1 hour for free!

Each hour is $100.

The evidence-based professional training programs available through the Alzheimer's Association are designed to fit your staff needs.

Modules to choose from include:
-    Learning to Lead
-    Dementia Basics
-    Improving Communication
-    Understanding Behaviors
-    Enhancing Mealtime
-    Reducing Pain
-    Making Connections
-    Reducing Risk of Falls
-    Understanding Wandering
-    Promoting Restraint-Free Care
-    End of Life Care

Call 800-272-3900 for more information

We can help you meet your training needs.
Call us for more information.

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Training programs

To set up a training for a nominal fee, please call (800) 272-3900.
To learn more, click here.

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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:

  • Clara Jones and her Care Team
  • Introduction to Dementia
  • Understanding Behavior as Communication
  • Making a Connection with the Resident
  • Eating Well
  • Recognizing Pain

For a description of the modules, pricing plans and a free demo, go to

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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.