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
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 dementia.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
noon to 4 pm
2630 West Freeway, Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Cost: $30; Free for volunteers and staff of current Memories in the Making sites. Includes four hours NCCAP-approved continuing education for activity professionals. Contact: Lisa Buck at 817-336-4949
Wednesday, October 16, 2015
10 am to 2 pm
United Way of Abilene Board Room
249 Cypress St #A
Abilene, TX 79601
No charge to attend Abilene Memories in the Making facilitor training session. Cost for four hours continuing education for activity professionals or social workers is $30. Call 800-272-3900 to register. Email mailto:email@example.com for more information.
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. Contact Shelly Young for additional information, including information on CEU availability or scheduling training at your facility.
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.
- In addition, each spring the Alzheimer's Association Spring Symposium is 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.