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Conferences 

Alzheimer's Care Academy™

  • None scheduled at this time.

Web-based training for professionals

Chapter Educational playlist on YouTube

 

Conference & Training Calendar

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

 

**Reno**
Half Day Family Forum

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Begins at 12:30 pm
Northern Nevada HOPES
580 West 5th Street
Reno, NV 89503

The Family Forum is designed to provide family caregivers the opportunity to come together for education and community resources.

Call 800.272.3900 or email dhund@alz.org 

Deadline for registration is Thursday, March 2, 2017

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**North Valley Area**
Chico Education Conference

Thursday, March 30, 2017
8:30am - Noon
Enloe Conference Center
1528 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926

Attendees will enjoy a morning with Karen Stobbe: Speaker, Author, Actress and the co-writer of all the scripts and content for the Hand in Hand Training Toolkit.

Karen will show the parallels between the guidelines for improvisation and the guidelines for caregiving for a person with Alzheimer's disease, including; Going with the Flow, Say Yes and, Step Into Their World and Being in the Moment.

The session is highly interactive and you will leave the session with tools you can use right away no matter if you are a friend, family or someone who works where persons with Alzheimer's lives.

For more information, please call 530-895-9661 or email kadcock@alz.org

Co-sponsored by Passages Caregiver Resource Center.

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**Solano County**
Understanding Memory Loss: 3rd Annual Solano County Education Conference for Family Caregivers and Professionals

Friday, April 7, 2017
9 am - 4 pm
Fairfield Community Center
1000 Kentucky Street
Fairfield, CA 94533

6 CEUs for professionals pending

For more information call 925.284.7942

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**San Jose**
4ta Annual Alzheimer's Latino Conference

Saturday, April 8, 2017
8 am - 2 pm
Mayfair Community Center
2039 Kammerer Ave
San Jose, CA 95116

Registration and free diabetes & blood
pressure screening from 8–9 am
PROGRAM TOPICS
  • Are you at risk? Let’s talk about Alzheimer’s Disease
  • The emotional needs and challenges for caregivers
  • I care for someone. How do I care for myself?
  • Alzheimer’s and Behaviors
  • Diabetes and your health
  • Health insurance and what you need to know
Special Guests:
Dr. Sergio Lanata, MD
Dr. Jorge Partida, PsyD

Master of Ceremonies:
Celina Rodriguez

Please call us if you need adult and/or child care. For more information call Sandra at 408.372.9919.

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**San Jose**
4ta Conferencia Latina Annual de Alzheimer

Sábado, Abril 8, 2017
8 am - 2 pm
Mayfair Community Center
2039 Kammerer Ave
San Jose, CA 95116

Registración y exámenes gratuitos de
diabetes y presión arterial de 8–9 am
TEMAS DEL PROGRAMA
  • Estas en riesgo? Hablemos sobre la enfermedad de Alzheimer’s
  • Las necesidades emocionales y los desafíos para los cuidadores
  • Si cuida de alguién, aprenda a cuidar de sí mismo
  • Comportamientos y la enfermedad de Alzheimer’s
  • La diabetes y su salud
  • Seguro de salud, que necesita saber
Invitado Especial:
Dr. Sergio Lanata, MD
Dr. Jorge Partida, PsyD

Maestra de Ceremonias:
Celina Rodriguez

Llamenos si necesita cuidado para personas mayores y/o niños. Para más información llame a Sandra al 408.372.9919.

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**Monterey**

Monterey Education Conference
Alzheimer’s Disease: Exploring the Possibilities

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
7:30 am - 4 pm
Hyatt Regency, Conference Center
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940

This annual education conference is designed to fit the needs of families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related neurocognitive impairment. It is also for professionals who would like to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, the challenges and hope for the future.

Presenting Sponsors

Gold Sponsors
Health Project’s Center - Del Mar Caregiver CRC
Kindred Nursing & Transitional Care Pacific Coast
The Cottages of Carmel
VNA & Hospice

Silver Sponsors
Anjelica’s Villa-Assisted Living
Canterbury Woods
Carmel Valley Manor
Donna Johnston
Dr. Trish McKeon/Memory/Dementia and Elder Care Consultation
Elizabeth A. Helfrich
ESC - Senior Resources
Hemple & Mudd Law
Shirley Kiatta, RN, CMC, Certified Geriatric Care Manager,
RN Elder Care Consultant/Resource Specialist
Sunrise Senior Living of Monterey

Funded in Part by
Community Foundation for Monterey County
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Harden Foundation
Hospice Giving Foundation
Monterey County Area Agency on Aging
Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

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**Citrus Heights**

Save the Date for the Sacramento Care Partner Education Forum

Thursday, April 27, 2017
9:30 am - 2 pm
Citrus Heights Community Center
6300 Fountain Square Dr.
Citrus Heights, CA 95621

Come join us for this Care Partner Forum, designed to fi t the needs of care partners and families caring for those with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. Learn more about the diseases, the latest updates on research, strategies in communication and tips on self-care.

Interested in Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities for the 2017 conference? Call or email our Program Coordinator, Denise Davis at denise.davis@alz.org or 800.272.3900.

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**Berkeley**

9th Annual African American Caregiving and Wellness Forum

Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:30 am - 3 pm
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703

Please join us for the 9th Annual African American Caregiving & Wellness Forum. Learn about the latest approaches to caring for someone with Alzheimer disease or another form of dementia. Connect with other caregivers to help you manage the isolation and stress that are often associated with caregiving.

For more information call Craig Wingate at 408.372.9933

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**South San Francisco**

Save the Date
19th Annual Updates on Dementia: Translating Research into Practice

Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:00 am – 4:15 pm
South San Francisco Conference Center
255 S Airport Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080

This is the largest dementia- specific educational conference on the West Coast. Tailored to professionals, nationally- and internationally- renowned researchers and clinicians present the latest research in the biological, social, psychological, and cultural aspects of aging and dementia with particular emphasis on practical applications.

Conference planned in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, Family Caregiver Alliance, Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, VA Palo Alto ‘Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center,’ VA Palo Alto ‘Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center,’ and Ombudsman Services of San Mateo, Inc.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

For more information on registration or to be added to the waiting list, contact: Blanca Vazquez, Program Specialist, bvazquez@alz.org408.372.9922

For questions about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, contact: Pauline Martinez, Education Services Manager, pmartinez@alz.org408.372.9951

2017 Featured Presentations

Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment: Where Are We Headed?
To be presented by award-winning researcher and clinician, Frank M. Longo, MD, PhD.  Dr. Longo is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine and founder and Chairman of biopharmaceutical firm PharmatrophiX.  His team’s pioneering work on Alzheimer’s therapeutics was featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 2016. 
  • Delirium: Critical New Tools to Predict Those at Risk, and to Provide a Timely and Accurate Diagnosis
  • “Leave Me Alone,” How Do We Address the 1.8 Million Americans with Dementia who Live Alone?
  • Identifying Strategies to Reduce Disparities: Dementia Risk Varies Significantly Among Diverse Groups
  • Palliative Care and Dementia: Identifying and Addressing Pain
  • Emerging Technology: Visions for the Future

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**Santa Cruz**

Save the Date for the Santa Cruz Education Conference

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
8 am - 4 pm
Mount Hermon Conference Center
37 Conference Dr.
Mt. Hermon, CA 95041

Details to come.

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**Eureka**

Save the Date for the Eureka Education Conference

Friday, May 18, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Details to come.

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**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

Details to come.

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**Santa Clara**

第十一屆華人阿滋海默症論壇

五月二十日星期六
下午兩點-五點
Intel Auditorium
3600 Juliette Ln.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Details to come.

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**Reno**

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

Details to come.

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**Rohnert Park**

Save the Date for the 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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**Modesto**

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

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 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 amorris@alz.org 

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 www.alz.org/essentialz  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.