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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 toward 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 Michigan Chapter in collaboration with Schoolcraft College is pleased to announce a new Dementia Certificate program!  Click on the brochure to learn more.
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Training programs

To set up a training for a nominal fee, 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 geared 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 demonstration, click here.

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