Educational Seminars & Conferences
Seminars and conferences are devoted to the latest medical and social research, as well as best practices for people with dementia and their families. Whether you are a professional working for a community-based agency or a residential care setting, you can keep abreast of the latest developments in research and care. See calendar for dates and times.
A new partnership between CPI/Dementia Care Specialists and the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
CPI’s Dementia Capable Care training program, delivered by Dementia Care Specialists, integrates three primary frameworks. These frameworks are used to develop proactive, abilities-focused care/service plans and helps interdisciplinary teams problem solve and make decisions. The program yields excellent client results, such as improving levels of independence and facilitating activity engagement, and helps contain costs associated with staff turnover and enhanced revenue through reimbursable therapy services.
To learn more about this program, or to register, click here. Be sure to use the promo code AA-GICREG on the promotion field at checkout. Note that group pricing is available for 3 or more attendees from the same organization; group pricing can only be done via telephone registration: 800-558-8976. Again, be sure to use the promotional code AA-GICREG. Note that pre-registration for all programs is required.
Aug. 28–30, 2012
Doubletree Oak Brook Chicago
1909 Spring Rd
Oak Brook (Chicago) IL 60523
Oct. 30–Nov. 1
Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
8430 W Bryn Mawr, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60631
Jan. 22–24, 2013
Holiday Inn Carbondale
2300 Reed Station Pkwy
Carbondale, IL 62901
Do you provide care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer's?
The Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ™ certification program is a convenient way for individuals to be recognized for learning quality dementia care practices.
The essentiALZ program combines select HealthCare Interactive® CARES® online dementia care training with Alzheimer’s Association® online certification exams. The essentiALZ program was developed to recognize the knowledge of any caregiver who fulfills the certification requirements, regardless of whether they are paid or unpaid for their care of people with dementia.
Both family members and professional care providers can benefit from this program.
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 team work.
- Select and use improved communication and supervisory practices
- Identify techniques and deliver 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: https://www5.myvlp.com/landing/alz/index.php?client_id=3759