Practical training for lasting
results derived from
The Campaign for
Quality Residential Care’s
Dementia Care Practice
Recommendations for Assisted
and Nursing Homes . . .
Foundations of Dementia Care is a 10-session professional education series based on the latest and best in dementia care research and the experience of direct care experts.
Teaching person-centered care, Foundations of Dementia Care helps direct care providers better connect with residents affected by dementia, improving quality of life for both residents and staff. Attendees receive all training materials and a certificate of attendance.
Our Foundations of Dementia Care classroom training program is field-tested to help care providers learn essential skills for dementia care using realistic video, case studies and interactive discussion.
- Provides an understanding of dementia and individual resident needs,
- Builds skills from simple techniques using body language, tone of voice, and physical stance to more advanced skills such as recognizing and reporting pain and strategies for fall prevention, and
- Gives supervisors the skills to model best practices and motivate staff to be independent problem solvers.
Participants may choose to attend any or all of the 10-sessions, but receive significant savings for registering in advance for five or more sessions. Although the cost is, at times, underwritten by generous sponsors and grant funding, the fee schedule for unsponsored sessions is:
w $25 per session w
w $100 for five sessions (a savings of $25) w
w $200 for all 10 sessions (a savings of $50) w
Foundations of Dementia Care session topics, in their recommended order, are: Session 1: Session 6: Session 2: Session 7: Session 3: Session 8: Session 4: Session 9: Session 5: Session 10:
Learning to Lead
About Dementia, the Basics
Communications and Behavior
Reducing the Risk of Falls
To register for a Foundations fo Dementia Care session, visit the Professional Training Calendar page (click here), find the session(s) you wish to attend, and follow the registration instructions for that session.
Facilities interest in purchasing the Founations of Dementia Care training program for their staff should contact Gretchen Moore Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518.867.4999 x208.