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.
CARES: A Dementia Caregiving Approach
This affordable, Web-based program has six one-hour training modules that are geared primarily to direct care workers, particularly nursing assistants. Each module uses text and streaming video to illustrate how to best care for people with dementia living in residential care settings. Topics include:
- Alzheimer's and Dementia
- Understanding Behavior
- Person-centered Care
- Making a Connection
- Eating Well
- Recognizing Pain
- Minimizing Falls
- Rethinking Wandering
- Minimizing Restraints
For a description of the modules, pricing plans and a free demo, go to www.caresprogram.com
American Academy of Family Physicians
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has a free, downloadable CME bulletin about Alzheimer's disease. This bulletin provides information about diagnosing Alzheimer's disease, counseling those affected and assessing current treatment plans.
Please also visit the Alzheimer's Association resource portal for physicians, which includes a free, 0.5 credit CME.