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  • Understanding Memory Loss: Strategies for Success VII
  • Alzheimer's Care Academy™

    Web-based training

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    Professional Training Calendar

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

    ** Yountville**
    Understanding Memory Loss: Strategies for Success VII

    Date: December 3, 2015
    Time: 8:30 am - 4 pm
    Yountville Community Center
    6516 Washington Street
    Yountville, CA 94599
    The Alzheimer’s Association, in partnership with Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services and the Town of Yountville, present its seventh annual education conference in the Napa Valley. This is a six-hour conference for family members and professionals that combine many topics relating to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. 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.
    Cancellation/Refund Policy: Refunds will be made only if request is received in writing by Monday, November 23, 2015. Fees include continental breakfast and lunch.

    Gold Sponsors:



    Silver Sponsors:
    Aegis Living of Napa
    Home Instead Senior Care

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    Alzheimer's Care Academy™

    Upcoming Care Academy Training:

    No training are currently scheduled.

    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 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

    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 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  to learn more.

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