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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

Memories in the Making Facilitator Training

Several times a year, the Alzheimer's Association offers training workshops for Memories in the Making, the Alzheimer's Association art program for people with dementia. Volunteers and activity professionals in dementia care communities may learn how to start the program in their facility and earn continuing education credit for activity professionals.
The next Memories in the Making Facilitator Training Workshop is in Waco
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Arbor House Assisted Living and Memory Care
2418 Marketplace Dr.
Waco, TX  76711

The MIM facilitator training workshop includes four hours continuing education for activity professionals. Lunch provided by Arbor House. No charge, but reservations are required. Please contact Christine Schroeder-Morren at 254-753-7722 to reserve a place.
Download a flier 

2016 Fall Caregiver Seminar, Fort Worth

Friday, November 11
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Family Caregivers)
7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Healthcare Professionals)
McKinney Memorial Bible Church
4805 Arborlawn Drive 
Fort Worth, TX  76109

Healthcare professionals may earn six hours of continuing education at the Fall Caregiver Seminar. Continuing education is offered for Activity Professionals. Assisted Living Administrators, Chaplains, Nurses and Social Workers. Visit the web page to find out more.

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.


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.