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.
In-services are available on a variety of topics, including an overview of dementia, approaches to effective communication, and any of the Foundations in Dementia Care modules.
Location: On-site at health care facilities or other community based care providers
Cost: $125.00 an hour and $75.00 an hour travel fee based from Indianapolis
Date(s): Subject to staff availability
CEUs: Available upon request, additional cost may apply
Please contact the Chapter's 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 to register or for more information.
Dementia Professional Certification through Ivy Tech
The Alzheimer's Association has partnered with Ivy Tech Community College to offer a variety of courses on Alzheimer's disease and dementia that culminate with a Dementia Professional Certification. This partnership allows the Alzheimer’s Association’s professional courses to be delivered throughout Ivy Tech’s statewide campus system. Courses were developed by the Alzheimer’s Association and experts throughout Indiana in response to training deficits. The courses provide realistic best practices to provide quality dementia care.
Web-based Training Programs
CARES: A Dementia Caregiving Approach
This affordable, Web-based program has ten 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
- Minimizing Falls
- Rethinking Wandering
- The CARES Approach