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Seminars and Conferences


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.

Training programs

For more information or to schedule one of the programs listed, please contact the chapter staff person nearest you or call 402-420-2540.

Activity Based Alzheimer's Care-A very interactive program, filled with an abundance of information on activity programming for persons with dementia.  It has been designed in a way that assures quality and consistency, while at the same time allowing for individuality.

Foundations of Dementia Care-A 12 module program written exclusively for long term care and assisted living facility staff to train health care providers to provide the best possible dementia care.  The program uses an interactive teaching style that builds on participant experiences and problem-solving skills.

Communication and Understanding Behaviors-is a one hour presentation which works well for both facility staff and home care giver in services.  The program teaches the basics of Alzheimer's disease and it's progression, good communication and the role it plays in preventing difficult behaviors and dealing with them if they occur.

The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease- is a one hour presentation which teaches how the brain works and Alzheimer's disease affects it.  It goes into detail how the disease progresses, the importance of an early diagnosis and what is currently available for the affected person.

Web-based training programs

More than half of long-term care residents have dementia.  Studies show staff trained specifically in dementia care are able to provide a better quality of life for residents and have increased confidence, productivity and job satisfaction.

CARES Dementia Care Online Training

With several modules available, these Web-based products are easy to us and require only basic computer or DVD skills.  They can be used in the privacy of your home or work setting.

For a description of the different modules and pricing plans and a free demo, click here


Alzheimer's Association essantiALZ is an online individual certification program that provides recognition for knowledge of quality dementia care practices.

The essentiALZ exam tests knowledge of evidence-based dementia care practices that are promoted in the nationally recognized Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations.

Click here to learn more.

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Seminars and conferences

Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit:  "Optimizing Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer's Disease"

When:  June 4-5, 2014
Where:  Little America Conference Center
            2800 W. Lincolnway
            Cheyenne, Wyoming
Registration:  Online registration is open through the Wyoming Geriatric Education Center website.  There is NO cost to attend.

This conference is intended for interdisciplinary health care providers including medicine, pharmacy, nursing, social work, psychology, and allied health professionals.  This regional Alzheimer's disease conference will feature national and local experts presenting a variety of topics focused on optimizing the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease.  There will also be a variety of exhibitors and a networking social on June 4th.

For more information, click here to go to the WyGEC website.


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.