About Professional Training
The Alzheimer's Association is committed to helping professionals improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care to people with dementia and their families. Our training and education programs are geared to professionals working in both community-based and residential care settings.
Our programs and meetings have been attended by activity professionals, administrators, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and staff trainers. Typically, we will offer CEUs during our fall and spring caregiver seminars and spring symposium. Please check our education calendar for other CEU opportunities.
The Alzheimer's Association offers many web-based resources for professional caregivers. Click here to access the EssentiALZ Training Program
Dementia Care Workshop for Professionals
Depression in Older Adults and the Relationship with Memory Loss
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
9 am. to noon (Registration: 8:45 am.) Alzheimer's Association
2630 West Freeway, Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Depression is linked to cognitive decline and may lead to dementia. Jennifer R. Sublett, MA, LPC-S, NCC, the executive director of the Geriatric Behavioral Unit-North Hills Hospital, will lead a workshop for healthcare professionals who want to learn more about the relationship between depression and memory loss. The session will cover ways of identifying signs of depression in the elderly, risk factors, behavioral consequences and how to develop coping strategies and alternative interventions.
Memories in the Making Facilitator Training
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
2:30 to 4:30 pm
Rolling Meadows Retirement Community
3006 McNiel Ave.
Wichita Falls, TX 76309
Activity professionals and volunteers can learn to facilitate the Alzheimer's Association art program for people with dementia. Start MIM in your community or just learn new ways of working with residents with memory loss. MIM Facilitator Training confers two hours NCCAP-approved continuing education. Find out more about Memories in the Making.
There is no charge to attend this workshop. Please call Sue Gross at 940-767-8800 to reserve a place.
Quality Dementia Care Training
Quality Dementia Care Training is a training program for direct care workers and supervisors in residential, in-home, and hospice care settings. This training program consists of various training modules, each covering a specific topic. Meet the training needs of your organization by selecting only the topics that are relevant. The cost of this on-site training is $75.00 per hour. For more information, call 1-800-272-3900.
Seminars and Conferences
The North Central Texas Chapter presents five major education programs each year, four of which are caregiver seminars.
The Alzheimer's Association hosts the Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Seminar in Fort Worth and Waco in the fall and in Abilene and Wichita Falls in the spring. Geared toward professional health care providers as well as family caregivers, the Caregiver Seminars offer presentations by knowledgeable and engaging professionals in the field of dementia care and always receive glowing reviews from attendees.
Each spring the North Central Texas Chapter presents the Alzheimer's Association Spring Symposium (usually the last Thursday of March) at which professionals may earn continuing education credits in several disciplines. For more information, please check the education calendar or contact the chapter at 1-800-272-3900.