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Train the trainer

Train the Trainer Program:
Caring for People with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Habilitation Training Curriculum

For professionals who train direct care staff. The newly revised curriculum is a train-the-trainer model created to prepare attendees, already familiar with Alzheimer’s and dementia care, to train direct care staff in a wide array of care settings. The 7- hour training teaches attendees the 13-hour curriculum in best Habilitation Therapy practices. Modules include a PowerPoint presentation, discussion activities, lecture, and demonstration, role-play and group work. CEUs are included. For more information on upcoming training dates and locations visit:

Caregiver Support Group Facilitator Basic Training
This training is designed for professionals and former family caregivers who are interested in becoming facilitators for Alzheimer’s Association affiliated caregiver support groups. The training is a pre-requisite for facilitating these groups. Training topics include: the fundamentals of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, group dynamics, unique challenges and concerns that arise in dementia specific support groups, group management and promotion, and group facilitator roles and responsibilities. For more information and upcoming dates visit:

Customized In- services
Are you looking for something different than from what is listed above? Or perhaps you are looking for a speaker to present at an upcoming conference? Customized programs presented by our expert staff bring you the latest information on Alzheimer’s care. For more information on fees and availability, please complete the following form: A member of our Professional Education Team will contact you within a week.

A Map Through the Maze: Conference for Alzheimer’s Care Professionals
Our annual full-day conference attracts over 700 professionals, providing each with a unique opportunity to learn current and cutting edge information. Experts speak on a wide range of Alzheimer’s related care topics including meaningful engagement, the latest on treatment and medications, research updates, working with families, and hands on care techniques. With 39 breakout sessions offered, there is something for everyone. For more information about registration, exhibitor and sponsor opportunities visit:

Online education
CARES® Dementia Care online training offers training for direct care workers
These training programs offer the additional option of the Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® certification, an online individual certification program providing recognition for knowledge of quality dementia care practices. To access CARES and essentiALZ programs, visit:


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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.