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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.

When entering into a contractual agreement for the delivery of professional education or other services, the Alzheimer's Association will consider indirect expenses up to a maximum of 5% of salary expense only, not to include benefits and payroll taxes.

To schedule trainings or for more information, contact Joetta Coen @ 573.443.8665 or e-mail: jcoen@alz.org



Web-based Training Programs

CARES: A Dementia Caregiving Approach

This affordable, Web-based program has six 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
  • The CARES Approach
  • Making a Connection with the Resident
  • Eating Well
  • Recognizing Pain
  • Minimizing Falls
  • Rethinking Wandering
  • Restraints

For a description of the modules, pricing plans and a free demo, go to http://www.caresprogram.com/

 


 

Alzheimer's Association

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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.