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. Many of our programs offer CEUs.
The training is offered in four separate courses, beginning with Basics and including Advanced level, Behaviors and Activities of Daily Living. Developed in conjunction with HealthCare Interactive CARES® program, the Basics and Advanced Care is one of three trainings recommended by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for long term care facilities to meet new nursing aide training requirements put forth as part of Section 6121 of the Affordable Care Act. For more information please click here. Back to top
This program provides the professional caregiver with the trainng and skills to care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This class covers the following topics:
- About Dementia
- Activites of Daily Living
- Communication Strategies
- Managing Difficult Behaviors
Classes are held Quarterly, please check the calendar for class dates and times. A minimum of twenty-five people is required for each class. Call 800-272-3900 to register or schedule a class for your employees.
Ongoing inservice training is available on a variety of topics. Please check the calendar class dates and times.
Seminars and conferences
Click here for a list of upcoming conferences.