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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

 

**FRESNO**
Central Valley Alzheimer's Caregiver & Wellness Conference (in Spanish)

Saturday, June 4, 2016
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
California State University, Fresno
North Gym #118
Free Event! Everyone is welcome
A light meal will be served
Free Parking 
Mistress of Ceremonies: Graciela Moreno

Speakers:
Teresa Sigala, M.D., Internist, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Ernestina Saxton, M.D. PhD Clinical Professor, UCSF
Jose Luis Bautista, M.D., Internist

Topics:

  • Ten Warning Signs of Memory Loss
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Staying Healthy as a Caregiver
  • Support for Families
  • Resources
  • Dance Therapy
To register call Ana Salazar 559.227.4810 ext 201

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**FRESNO**

Conferencia Del Valle Central Para Cuidadores del Alzheimer y Bienestar Personal

El Sábado 4 de Junio del 2016
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Universidad Estatal de Fresno
North Gym #118

¡EVENTO GRATUITO! Todos Son Bienvenidos

Estacionamiento Gratís
Se ofrecerá un desayuno ligero

Maestra de Ceremonias: Graciela Moreno

Teresa Sigala, M.D., Internista, Profesora Assistente de Medicina, UCSF
Ernestina Saxton, M.D. PhD, Profesora Clinica, UCSF
Jose Luis Bautista, M.D., Internista

Temas:

  • Señales de Advertencia de la Perdida de Memoria
  • La Enfermedad de Alzheimer’s
  • El Bienestar del Cuidador
  • Apoyo Para La Familia
  • Recursos
  • Bailoterapía
Para Inscribirse, llame a Ana Salazar 559.227.4810 ext. 201

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**ROHNERT PARK**
Alzheimer's Disease: Continuum of Care X
Annual Education Conference for Families and Professionals

Thursday, June 23, 2016
8:30 am - 4 pm
DoubleTree byHilton Hotel
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA

The North Bay Offices of the Alzheimer’s Association presents its tenth annual education conference in Sonoma County.  This day-long conference is designed for family members and professionals who will be updated on the latest advancements in Alzheimer’s research, caregiver resources and tools and ways to increase the quality of life for both the person with the diagnosis and their care partner.   We hope that you will join us for this outstanding program.

We recommend dressing in layers as the temperature in the conference venue can vary from room to room.

Full refunds are granted if a request is made in writing by mail or email to the Alzheimer’s Association (sdombroski@alz.org) at least 48 hours prior to the conference. No refunds will be given after Friday, June 10, 2015.

For more information contact Shelley Dombroski, 800.272.3900, sdombroski@alz.org

Gold Sponsors:

 

Silver Sponsors:

Born to Age | Hired Hands Homecare | Homewatch Caregivers | Kaiser Permanente | Primrose Alzheimer’s Living | Senior Helpers North Bay | Vintage Senior Living | Visiting Angels

  

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Alzheimer's Care Academy™

Upcoming Care Academy Training:

No trainings are available at this time.
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

Topics
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 6 hours*, covering either:

Early to Middle Stage Dementia
• 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

Middle to Late Stage Dementia
• Introduction
• Medical Concerns in Late Stage Dementia
• Special Care Needs in Late Stage Dementia
• Coping with Challenging Behaviors in Late Stage Dementia
• Connecting with the Person with Late Stage Dementia
• Touching the Spirit and Dealing with Loss

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

Trainings are available as one initial 6-hour training, two 3-hour trainings, or three 2-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, relating to early to middle-stage dementia, middle to late-stage dementia, or from the modules below:

• Enhancing Mealtime: Awareness (1 Hour)
• Enhancing Mealtime: Practice (1 Hour)
• Reducing Pain: Awareness (1 Hour)
• Reducing Pain: Practice (1 Hour)
• End of Life Care (3 Hours)

Continuing Education

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

  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences LCSW and LMFT(Provider #PCE1121)
  • 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 norcal-education@alz.org

Learning Objectives

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Web-based training programs

Alzheimer’s Association Learning Academy

This online curriculum makes high quality dementia care training affordable, convenient and accessible to any professional working with the elderly. Eight self-paced modules are available. The fee is $20 per module and topics include:

  • Overview of Dementia
  • Communication
  • Medications for Behavioral Problems
  • Managing Difficult Behaviors
  • Working With Families
  • Elder Abuse Reporting Laws
  • Personal Care & Special Needs
  • Activities

Ready to learn? Click here to visit the online Learning Academy.
Or, for more information contact norcal-education@alz.org or (650) 962-8111.

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 www.alz.org/essentialz  to learn more.

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