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Alzheimer's Care Academy™

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Web-based training for professionals

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




**Santa Clara**

Save the Date for 11th Annual Chinese Forum

Saturday, May 20, 2017
2 - 5 pm
Intel Auditorium
3600 Juliette Ln.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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**Santa Clara**


Intel Auditorium
3600 Juliette Ln.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Save the Date for Community Care Options Annual Two Day Conference

Monday, May 22, 2017 and
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Peppermill Hotel Reno
2707 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV

Securely online:
By Phone:  Call 1.530.894.2114
By email:

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**San Jose**

3rd Annual Korean Alzheimer’s Forum
(Forum will be presented in Korean.)

Saturday, June 3, 2017
1 -3:30 pm
Korean American Community Services
1800-B Fruitdale Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

This is a free event

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing concern within the Korean community. Barriers such as cultural beliefs and language can delay or prevent early diagnosis and treatment. Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and the services available to help the family.

Topics of Discussion:

  • What is Alzheimer’s and How Does it Differ From Depression and Anxiety?
    Dawn Sung, MD. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
  • Social Security Benefits
    Sarah Kim-Lee, Social Security Administration

For more information please call
408.920.9733 or email

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**San Jose**

제3회 한인을 위한 알츠하이머 포럼

(포럼은 한국어로 진행됩니다.)

6월 3일, 토요일
1시 – 3시 30분
실리콘밸리 한미봉사회
1800-B Fruitdale Ave
San Jose, CA 95128

이 행사는 무료입니다.

알츠하이머 병은 한인 커뮤니티 사이에서 중대 시 되는 사안 중 하나입니다. 문화적 믿음이나 언어와 같은 장벽이 초기 진단과 치료를 지연 하거나 방해할 수도 있습니다. 포럼에 오셔서 알츠하이머 병과 가족을 돕기 위해 이용가능한 서비스에 대해 배우십시요.

강의 주제:

  • 알츠하이머 병은 무엇인가? 알츠하이머 병은 우울증 또는 걱정과 어떤 차이가 있는가?
    던 성, 의료박사 UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
  • 사회 보장 헤택들
    사라 김 사회 보장국

더 자세한 정보는 408-920-9733 또
는 이메일
로 하시면 됩니다.

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**Rohnert Park**

Alzheimer's Disease: Continuum of Care Conference XI
Annual Education Conference for Families and Professionals

Friday, June 16, 2017
8:30 am - 4 pm
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park

More information to come!

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Save the Date for the Modesto Care Partner Education Forum

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
9:30 am - 2 pm
The Stanislaus County Veterans Center Banquet Hall
3500 Coff ee Road
Modesto, CA 95355

More information to come!

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Alzheimer's Care Academy™


Upcoming Care Academy Training:
There are currently no trainings at this time.  Check back for

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

Train for Results
"Nov 2016  I just want to express my gratitude for a great class that your Professional Training Specialist provided at El Camino Hospital. All I heard was praise from all the attendees. Everyone thought that the class was amazing based on written and verbal feedback. The tips on communication and strategies on how to approach an individual with dementia are what the staff thought were valuable information for their practice. Everything that she taught could be translated at the bedside, which would benefit the patients and their significant others tremendously. What staff valued the most about the class was the role playing and the real-life situations that she described, which gave them a frame of reference. The use of the videos got raved reviews, as well. A nurse from the night shift approached me today and told me that she used the techniques she learned while interacting with a patient with frontotemporal lobe dementia. She said that her interventions worked, especially when the patient told her that he wanted to go home. She said that she was teaching her co–workers at night the strategies they can use on these patients. Thank you so much for a great class! The staff learned a lot from the class."

Mae Dizon, DNP, RN, NP, ANP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, NICHE Program
El Camino Hospital

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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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.