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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. Many of our programs offer CEUs.

November 16 -Early Stage Conference - Lock Haven, PA
November 17 - Living Well with Alzheimer's - Wilkes-Barre, PA
November 18 - Unite, Excite, and Engage - Erie, PA
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November 30 - Southeast Region Fall Education Conference - York, PA
December 1 - Southwest Region Fall Education Conference - Cranberry, PA

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Training programs

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter is pleased to offer
Caring for People with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Habilitation Training Curriculum

Our Chapter’s Master Trainers present a Train the Trainer Curriculum created to prepare attendees, already familiar with Alzheimer's and dementia care, to train direct care staff in a wide array of care settings.
In a one day session, we will provide your trainers with the tools and the knowledge to return to provide your staff with up to 13 hours of a consistent, vetted curriculum that has been taught in a variety of care settings for 20 years, and has been recently updated to incorporate feedback, group work, and handouts.



Wednesday March 23, 2016 York
SpiriTrust Lutheran; The Village at Sprenkle Drive
1802 Folkemer Circle York,  PA 17404
To register, contact

Wednesday March 30, 2016 Greenville
Saint Paul Homes
339 Jamestown Rd. Greenville, PA 16125
To register, contact

Wednesday March 30, 2016
Northampton Comm College Monroe Campus
2411 Route 715 Tannersville PA 18732
To register, contact
Thursday April 14, 2016 State College 
Juniper Village at Brookline Wellspring Memory Care 
610 West Whitehall Road, State College, PA  16801
To register, contact

Thursday April 21, 2016 Lancaster
Juniper Village at Mount Joy
607 Hearthstone Lane, Mount Joy, PA 17552
To register, contact

Wednesday May 4, 2016 Chambersburg
SpiriTrust Lutheran: The Village at Luther Ridge
2735 Luther Drive, Chambersburg,  PA 17202
To register, contact

Tuesday June 28, 2016 Cranberry/Pittsburgh
Paramount Senior Living at Cranberry
500 Seven Fields Blvd. Mars, PA 16046
To register, contact

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Web-based training programs

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:

  • Clara Jones and her Care Team
  • Introduction to Dementia
  • Understanding Behavior as Communication
  • Making a Connection with the Resident
  • Eating Well
  • Recognizing Pain

For a description of the modules, pricing plans and a free demo, go to

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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.