About Professional TrainingThe 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
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.
To download the flyer, click here. For more information, please call 1.800.272.3900.
Foundations of Dementia Care - classroom training
This classroom training program will provide the professional caregiver with education focused on appropriate, person-centered care of those with dementia.
Currently, there are no upcoming scheduled sessions. Click here to learn more about the topics covered in this training. Contact Shelly Young for additional information, including information on CEU availability or scheduling training at your facility.
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. The 2012-2013 Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Seminar features Melanie Bunn as speaker. Learn more about the Abilene Caregiver Seminar on March 1 and the Wichita Falls Caregiver Seminar on February 28, 2013.
- In addition, each spring we host a chapter-wide "Alzheimer's Association Spring Symposium" held in Fort Worth (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.