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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 and services to people with dementia and their families. Our training and education programs are geared to professionals who care for individuals with dementia, as well as professionals who want to effectively serve clients or patients who have the disease. 

Our programs and presentations are appropriate for all professionals, including facility administrators, nurses, physicians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, first responders, insurance agents, financial advisors, attorneys and more. Many of our programs offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Important news for caregiving professionals! 

Beginning January 2016, the new California State Assembly Bill 1570 will require all direct care staff who work in any statewide Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) to be trained on dementia-specific care needs. Be sure to watch the Alzheimer’s Association O.C. Chapter website for upcoming training opportunities that will satisfy this new law.

  • Professional Education and Training Calendar
    The Alzheimer’s Association offers high quality programs for healthcare, social service and senior care professionals; many offer available CEUs. For more information about live professional training events, on-site group training for staff and online training, please see our Professional Education and Training Calendar.

    Click here for the Professional Education and Training Calendar >>
  • Seasonal Training
    Our FREE innovative and interactive seasonal training events are open to caregivers, family and friends, healthcare and senior care professionals. CEUs may be available for professionals.

    Click here for Seasonal Training information >>   

  • Free Online e-learning Training and Workshops
    The Alzheimer’s Association Training and Education Center offers FREE online training and workshops that are available 24 hours a day.

    Click here for Free e-learning workshops >>       
  • First Responder Training
    Using specialized tools provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, first responders can enhance the effectiveness of their encounters with affected individuals. Click below for more information and to learn about our free workshops and trainings.

    Click here for more information about First Responder Training >>         

  • Memories in the Making® Training
    Learn more about Memories in the Making®, the signature art program of the Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Chapter.  Memories in the Making® classes are led by AAOC trained art facilitators who provide a safe and validating environment for the artist to express themselves. 

    Click here for Memories in the Making® >>       

  • Fee-based Online Training: essentiALZ® and CARES® Dementia Care Training
    These convenient online certification programs offer individual training in dementia care from HealthCare Interactive, Inc. Individual certification is provided by the Alzheimer's Association to recognize those who complete the program and demonstrate knowledge of quality dementia care practices. Both family members and professional care providers can benefit.

    Click here for essentiALZ® and CARES® class offerings and prices >>
  • Fee-based Online Training: Care and Compliance Group
    As the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease continues to rise, the demand for quality, trained Alzheimer's care professionals is more important than ever. To ensure care professionals are well prepared, Alzheimer's Association, Orange County Chapter has partnered with Care and Compliance Group to offer nine online training courses. CEUs approved for CA RCFE, CA NHA, CNA and BRN. Approved by CDSS and NAB (NCERS).

    Click here for Care and Compliance Group class offerings and prices >>       

  • In-person Training and Workshops
    The Alzheimer's Association can also provide in-person training classes and workshops that are tailored to meet your unique needs – from caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease to working with clients or patients who have the disease. The fee for in-person professional training is $250 per presentation hour. Specialized packages can be developed that combine free online training with fee-based live workshops.

    Call us to learn more about in-person training at 949-955-9000




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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.