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Alzheimer's Care Academy™

Web-based training for professionals

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Conference & Training Calendar

Education Conferences for Families and Care Professionals
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) available



2nd Annual Central Valley Alzheimer’s Caregiver & Wellness Conference

Friday, November 18, 2016
7:45 am – 4 pm
Veterans Memorial Hall Auditorium & Independence Rooms
808 4th Street Clovis, CA 93612

Presented by:

Program Topics:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Specialty Physician Panel
  • Compassionate Communication
  • Caregiver Transitions
  • Caregiver Self Care
  • Caregiver Resources

Deadline to register is November 11, 2016
CEUs available.  Limited walk-in space available.

Presenting Sponsor:

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Save the Date! 12th Annual Circle of Care Conference for Families

This annual education conference is designed to fit the needs of families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. It is also for professionals who would like to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, the challenges and hope for the future.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Registration opens at 8 am; Conference 9 am - 4 pm
Crowne Plaza
1221 Chess Dr.
Foster City, Ca
More information coming soon!

To receive more information about registration, contact:
Blanca Vazquez, Program Specialist,, 408.372.9900
For questions about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, contact: Pauline Martinez, Education Services Manager,, 408.372.9951

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‘A Day with Teepa Snow,’ A Conference for Families and Professionals

The Alzheimer’s Association, in partnership with Collabria Care and Senior Helpers, presents its eighth annual Napa Valley education conference entitled, 'A Day with Teepa Snow.' Teepa is one of the leading educators on dementia care. During this full-day conference, she will address practical ways to recognize the presence of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, as well as understand its progression and behaviors that affect caregiving. She will offer techniques on how to modify support, care and the environment in order to optimize care for the person with the diagnosis.  

Friday, December 9, 2016
8:30 am to 4 pm
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
100 California Drive,
Yountville. Ca

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Alzheimer's Care Academy™

Upcoming Care Academy Training:

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 (flyer attached)
10 am – 2:30 pm (refreshments provided)
Alzheimer's Association
21 Lower Ragsdale Drive
Monterey, Ca 93940
Contact and Registration: Kristen Stanfield, 800.272.3900,
This half-day training will cover:
• Communication and the Influence on Staff Behavior
• Successful Strategies for Managing Difficult Behaviors
• Connecting with the Person with Late Stage Dementia
Friday, November 4, 2016 (flyer attached)
Registration 8 am
Course: 8:30 am – 5 pm (Lunch will be provided)
Alzheimer's Association
2290 N First St., Ste 101
San Jose, Ca 95131
Cost: $110/ person
Contact and Registration: Blanca Vazquez, , 408.372.9900
This comprehensive, full day training will cover:
• Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
• Communication and the Influence on Staff Behavior
• Successful Strategies for Managing Difficult Behaviors
• Helping with Hygiene and Personal Care
• Sexuality and Intimacy in the Long Term Care Setting
• Creative Approaches to Activity Programming

Saturday, November 12, 2016 (flyer attached)
Registration 8 am
Course: 8:30 am – 4 pm (Lunch will be provided)
Lifelong Medical Care- Marin Adult Day Center, 1905 Novato Blvd, Novato, Ca
Cost: $85/ person
Contact and Registration: 415.472.4340 or 707.573.1210
This comprehensive, full day training will cover:
• Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
• Communication and the Influence of Staff on Behaviors
• Key Ingredients for Managing Difficult Behaviors
• Strategies for Success
• Hygiene and Personal Care
• Sexuality and Intimacy
• Activity Programming
• Caring for Caregivers

Alzheimer's Care Academy
Pre-registration required. Continuing education units available.

Train for Results
The Alzheimer’s Care Academy™ is the premier training program in quality dementia care from the Alzheimer’s Association. Created from evidence-based research and field-tested, the Academy provides in-depth training in all key aspects of dementia care

Click on titles for learning objectives:

Target Audiences

The Alzheimer’s Care Academy™ builds upon our award-winning Training for Dignity™ curriculum. The Alzheimer’s Care Academy™ modules can be tailored to meet the needs of both the professional and paraprofessional staff person, and are coordinated to California state-mandated requirements for CNA, RCFE and nursing home staff. Training programs are offered onsite for facility staff (attendance up to 25), tailored to specific needs and schedule.

The comprehensive curriculum includes an initial 8 hours*, covering either:

Alzheimer's Care Academy 8 hour training includes all 7 topics:
• AD and Related Disorders
• Communication and the Influence of Staff on Resident Behavior
• Successful Strategies for Managing Difficult Behaviors
• Helping with Hygiene and Personal Care
• Sexuality & Intimacy in the Long Term Care Setting
• Activities, Values & Challenges
• Caring for the Caregiver

Translation is available in Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese upon request. 

Trainings are available as one initial 8-hour training, two 4-hour trainings, or three 2.5-hour trainings.

After the training, we offer a complementary 2 hour follow up training if requested within 4 months.  You may pick and choose between any modules listed above, or from the modules below:

• Enhancing Mealtime: Awareness and Practice (2 Hour)
• Reducing Pain: Awareness and Practice (2 Hour)
• Mouthcare without a Battle (2 Hours)
• End of Life Care (3 Hours)

Continuing Education

The Alzheimer’s Association is a licensed provider of continuing education in the following disciplines:

  • Licensed Marriage Family Therapists (LMFT) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW). Approved by the  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #63035). Course meets the qualifications as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Department of Health Services CNA and HHA (Provider #NAC6329)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP12415) for Contact Hours
  • Board of Nursing Home Administrator (Provider #CEP1546)
  • Department of Social Services for RCFE Administrator (Provider #1000-205-740-2)

    Quotes from participants:

    “I loved this program—it’s one-stop shopping for direct care staff like me.”

    “The facilitator was great. She taught me how to be patient and improve my listening skills.”

    “I saw the task from another’s point of view.”

Competitive Prices, Flexible Session Plans

Contact Us

Contact Alzheimer's Association for a proposal 800-272-3900, or 

Learning Objectives

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Web-based training programs

Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ®

Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ® is an online individual certification program that provides recognition for knowledge of quality dementia care practices.
The Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ certification program combines approved dementia care training with Alzheimer’s Association online certification exams. EssentiALZ offers two levels of certification— essentiALZ and essentiALZ Plus.

The essentiALZ exam tests knowledge of evidence-based dementia care practices that are promoted in the nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations.

EssentiALZ Plus requires more in-depth knowledge of Alzheimer’s care techniques and specialties. Individuals must be certified in essentiALZ prior to taking any of the essentiALZ Plus exams.

Visit  to learn more.

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