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.
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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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 http://www.caresprogram.com/
Dementia Care Training for Team Leaders
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:
- Identify and implement methods to facilitate teamwork.
- Select and use improved communication and supervisory practices.
- Identify techniques and deliver meaningful feedback to members of your team.
- Recognize and create an environment that motivates staff.
This course costs $25 per person and volume discounts are available. For a free demo and to register, go to: The Dementia Care Training for Team Leaders site.
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