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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 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. Costs for attending programs are free or minimal. For detailed information about these programs, please consult the 2016-2017 Education Calendar.

For more information on the direct services that the Heart of America Chapter offers individuals with dementia and their care partners, follow the links below: 

For the Person with the Disease
For Families and Care Partners

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Individualized In-House Training

The Alzheimer's Association also offers individualized in-house trainings for facilities and community agencies. Choose from more than 30 topics including disease overview, neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia, issues, communications, promoting independence, and end of life issues. Contact Michelle Niedens at 913.831.3888 or michelle.niedens@alz.org to schedule a training. 

Cost: $100.00 for up to 4 hours; $200 for 4 to 8 hours.

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Heart of America Chapter Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia Guide Now Available for Purchase

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia: A Visual Guide to Response Considerations by Michelle Niedens, LSCSW. This user-friendly guide was developed by the Alzheimer's Association Heart of America Chapter Director of Education and Public Policy and has been reviewed by dementia experts around the country. In a decision tree format, it provides evidence-based intervention suggestions for a wide range of neuropsychiatric challenges, such as wandering, depression, and resistance to daily care.

 

The guide is designed to prop up in a table-tent fashion so that the user can flip from page to page.

 

The cost of the guide is $20. If you are interested in purchasing this guide, please contact Carol at the Main Chapter office, 913.831.3888.
Download a pdf version of this guide.


 

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