- Cuidando con Respeto
- Solano County Education Conference
- Sacramento Education Conference
- Latino Caregiver Forum
- The African American Caregiving and Wellness Forum
- Monterey Education Conference
- Chico Spring Education Conference
- 17th Annual Updates on Dementia
- Santa Cruz Education Conference
- Longest Loss
Professional Training Calendar
Education Conferences for Families and Care Professionals
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) available
Date: Saturday, March 21 and 28, 2015
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Location: Regional Medical Center
225 North Jackson St.
San Jose 95116
Space is limited – registration is required. Please call Sandra Green at 1.408.372.9919 to reserve your space or to request more information.
A FREE two-day workshop taught in Spanish, for Latino family caregivers of older loved ones with memory loss
- Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia
- Learn about the different stages of this complicated disease
- Learn ways to help your loved one and understand difficult behaviors
- Learn to take care of yourself as a caregiver and to share your experiences
This is a two-part workshop – please plan to attend both sessions
Respite assistance availableDate:
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Día: Sábado, 21 y 28 de Marzo 2015
Hora: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Local: Regional Medical Center
225 North Jackson St.
San Jose 95116
Un taller GRATIS en español para familias Latinas que están cuidando a un ser querido con pérdida de la memoria.
- Aprenda sobre la enfermedad de Alzheimer y demencias relacionadas
- Aprenda sobre las diferentes etapas
- Aprenda como ayudar a su ser querido y entienda sobre los comportamientos difíciles
- Aprenda cómo cuidarse a usted mismo y comparta sus experiencias
Este es un taller que tiene dos sesiones – favor planee asistir a las dos sesiones
Ayuda financiera disponible para cubrir gastos de cuidado mientras usted asiste al taller
** Solano County **
Understanding Memory Loss: A Solano County Education Conference for Family Caregivers and Professionals
Date: Friday, March 27, 2015
Time: 8 am – 4 pm
Fairfield Community Center
1000 Kentucky Street
This six-hour conference for family members and professionals (CEUs available) covers many topics relating to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. We hope you will join us for this outstanding program.
Elizabeth Edgerly, PhD
Chief Program Officer, Alzheimer’s Association
Elizabeth Landsverk, MD
ElderConsult Geriatric Medicine
Kathy Quain, MME, MT-BC
Music for Therapy
Registration deadline is Monday, March 16, 2015
Registration is required.
For more information or to register, please call Kristin Einberger at 707.428.7654
Understanding Memory Loss: Navigating Your Course
This annual education conference is designed to fit the needs of families and professionals caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Learn more about the diseases, the latest research findings and tips/tools for care.
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Registration begins at 8 am
Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Parking for the Sacramento Convention Center Complex is available at the city-run Memorial Garage at 14th and H Streets and privately owned lots within walking distance of the facilities. Parking rates vary by location and event. On-Street parking meters, requiring quarters or debit cards, are also available and surround the Convention Center. Parking for visitors with disabilities can be found in the parking lots and at meters.
- Memorial Garage 14th & H Street
- Priority Parking 1117 J Street
- Sheridan Garage 900 13th Street
- Esquire Plaza Lot 13th St. between J & K Streets
Brookdale Senior Living
Bristol Hospice Sacramento LLC
Carlton Senior Living
Eskaton Senior Living
Home Care Assistance
Oakmont Senior Living
** San Jose **
Latino Caregiver Forum: If you are a caregiver, take care of yourself
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Mayfair Community Center
2039 Kammerer Ave
San Jose, CA 95116
- Memory loss
- Managing caregiver stress
- Caregiver resources in the community
This is a FREE event offered in SPANISH. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. There will be zumba, mini support groups and raffle prizes.
Respite assistance available on site
For more information, call Sandra Green at 800.272.3900 or 408.372.9919
Sábado 11 de Abril del 2015
10 AM – 2 PM
Mayfair Community Center
2039 Kammerer Ave
San Jose, CA 95116
Todos son bienvenidos
Temas del taller:
- Pérdida de memoria
- Manejo del estrés en el cuidador
- Recursos disponibles para el cuidador en la comunidad
Este evento es GRATIS y se presentará en ESPAÑOL. Se ofrecerá desayuno y almuerzo ligero. Habrá zumba, presentaciones de apoyo y rifa de premios.
Para registrarse y mayor información llame al 800.272.3900 o 408.372.9919 o regístrese en www.edconference.kintera.org/LatinoForum2015
** Oakland **
The African American Caregiving and Wellness Forum
Focusing on Brain Health and Disease Management
The Alzheimer’s Association, Alameda County - Area Agency on Aging, UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Supervisor Keith Carson
Moderated by Miranda Wilson, former radio personality for KKSF
- Dr. Malaika Singleton, Program Coordinator, California Alzheimer’s Disease Centers
- Dr. Deborah Wafer, Medical Consultant and Nutritionist
- Vanessa Brown, Social Worker, UC Davis Hospice and Bereavement
- Dr. Rita Hargrave, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Veteran’s Administration in Martinez
** Monterey **
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias:
Innovative Approaches in Therapy, Care and Diagnostics
This is a 6 hour interdisciplinary (CEU) conference on major issues and challenges related to Alzheimer's and other dementias for community physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, Alzheimer's families and caregivers. The conference recognizes the need for health professionals, Alzheimer's family members, and caregivers to acquire additional knowledge, skills and competencies to improve the treatment, care and diagnosis of dementia. The 6 hour conference is comprised of three (3) plenary sessions addressing major topics of interest to all participants and six (6) breakout sessions.
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that as many as 5.2 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease. The incidence of the disease is rising in line with the aging population. Although Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging, the risk of developing the illness rises with advanced age. Current research from the National Institute of Aging indicates that the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years beyond age 65. As our population ages, the disease impacts a greater percentage of Americans.
The conference is a collaboration of the Alzheimer's Association (Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter, Monterey County Office), and Monterey Bay Geriatric Resource Center (MBayGRC).
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 8:30 am – 4 pm
Embassy Suites Hotel
1441 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard
Seaside, CA 93955
Funded in Part by:
Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host of the AT&T Pro-Am
Northern California Geriatric Education Center
R.O.S. Center Northern California
Windsor Gardens Rehabilitation Center of Salinas
Windsor Monterey Care Center
Windsor Skyline Care Center
Ambassadors Providing Amazing Care, Inc.
Carmel Villa Residential Care
Kindred Nursing & Transitional Care – Pacific Coast
Peggy’s Home Care
Carmel Valley Guest Home
Coastal Care Home
Dr. Trish McKeon, Memory/Dementia and Elder Care Consultation
Elizabeth A. Helfrich
Episcopal Senior Communities – Senior Resources
La Casa Adult Day Health Care
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Chico Family Masonic Center
1110 East Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
** Foster City **
17th Annual Updates on Dementia: Translating Research into Practice
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time: 8:00 am – 4:15 pm
1221 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404
Description: Tailored to health care professionals, 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 to clinical practice. Continuing Education Units available.
For questions related to registration, please contact Blanca Vazquez-Arias at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.272.3900
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Pauline Martinez at email@example.com or 800.272.3900
This event is cosponsored by Stanford Geriatric Education Center, Family Caregiver Alliance, Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California/Northern Nevada Chapter, Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County, Inc., and VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s 'Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center' & 'Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center'
** Santa Cruz **
A Day of Retreat and Learning: 18th Annual Education Conference
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Mount Hermon Conference Center
37 Conference Drive
Mount Hermon, CA 95041
Description: This annual conference is designed for family members, care professionals and any member of our community who would like to expand their knowledge and understanding of what it is like to live with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.
PLIÉ: Preventing Loss of Independence through Exercise
Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease
Choosing the Right Setting: Things to Consider When Exploring Care Homes
Changing the Landscape: Creating Dementia-Friendly Communities
Family Learning Circle
Tablet Engaged Active Minds: The Tablet Approach to Living with Memory Loss
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
What is Your Self-Care I.Q.?
** Monterey **
The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Hospice Foundation of America’s 2015 Living with Grief Program®
Alzheimer's Association, Conference room
21 Lower Ragsdale Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
- Dr. Leslie Foote, Family Medicine
- Helen Hempel, Elder Law Attorney
- Katya Kuska, MSW,VNA and Hospice
Bonnie Bollwinkel, LCSW, Alzheimer’s Association
Lisa Warner, Family Member
Presentation has no fee and open to the public, health care professionals and family caregivers.
CEUs $15.00 (provided by Hospice Foundation of America)
For more information on CEUs visit hospicegiving.org/events
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
For more information call 800.272.3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Targeted Audiences
- Sample Program
- Continuing Education Availability
- Contact us for a Proposal
- What is Alzheimer’s disease?
- Communication: how staff can influence the dementia resident
- Key ingredients for managing challenging behaviors
- Helping with hygiene and personal care
- Creative approaches to activity programming
- Enhancing mealtime
- Reducing pain
- Sexuality and Intimacy in the Long Term Care setting
- Medical issues in late stage dementia
- Connecting with the person in late stage dementia
- Touching the spirit; dealing with loss
- Special care needs in late stage dementia
- Call us about new offerings
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
Middle to Late Stage Dementia
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)
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 Alzheimer's Association for a proposal 800-272-3900, or email@example.com
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
- Medications for Behavioral Problems
- Managing Difficult Behaviors
- Working With Families
- Elder Abuse Reporting Laws
- Personal Care & Special Needs
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.