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About the Training

This four-hour professional training from the Alzheimer's Association Foundations of Dementia Care allows long-term care staff to learn essential skills for dementia care through role-playing exercises and discussions using realistic film clips and case studies. Each training offers the following four modules and learning objectives:

Dementia Basics
(1) Define dementia and its symptoms. (2) Discuss how these symptoms affect the ability of people to function. (3) Describe some basic ways to help people with dementia.

Improving Communications
(1) List five communication challenges faced by people with dementia. (2) Discuss non-verbal communication strategies. (3) List five components of a positive physical approach. (4) Discuss 10 guidelines for improving verbal communication.

Understanding Behavior
(1) Describe five ways dementia affects behavior. (2) Discuss why people with dementia may behave in certain ways. (3) Explain when a behavior becomes a concern. (4) Use the Cues and Clues model to discuss a case study.

Making Connections
(1) Identify the social needs of people with dementia. (2) Discuss ways that social needs can be met. (3) Describe techniques to better understand people with dementia. (4) Discuss why engaging people with dementia is important. (5) Demonstrate how to interact with people with dementia at all stages of the disease. (6) Practice being creative when engaging people with dementia.

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Dates and Locations

No in-person professional trainings are scheduled at this time. We encourage you to visit our web-based training opportunities.

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How to Register

To register for an upcoming training, please call our toll-free 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 and provide the following information:
  • First and Last Name
  • Title / Position
  • Name of Employer
  • Work Address
  • Work Phone
  • Home Address
  • Home Phone
  • Preferred Email Address
  • Training Date and Location Preference

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