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Professional Dementia Training
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Professional Training Schedule

essentiALZ® certification program

Is your staff prepared to care for people with dementia? More than half of long-term care residents have dementia.

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.

Studies show staff trained specifically in dementia care are able to provide a better quality of life for residents and have increased confidence, productivity and job satisfaction.

We can help you deliver quality dementia care. The Alzheimer’s Association dementia care training program for residential communities will give your direct care staff the specialized knowledge and skills to be more productive and deliver a higher quality of dementia care

Our highly interactive training program features:
• Classroom
• Multimedia and hands-on training 
• Care strategies for all stages of dementia
• Supervisory training to foster stronger care teams

The Alzheimer's Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter has been approved by the Department of Social Services to provide training required by 22 VAC 40-72-1120 of the Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities.


Professional Training Schedule

Improving Communication Making Connections
Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017 1PM-5PM
Newport News DHS, 6060 Jefferson Ave, Newport News 
Presented by Douglas Panto
RSVP at 800.272.3900

The Basics
306 N Main St, Franklin, VA 23851
Wednesday, 8 March
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM The Basics
Presented by Douglas Panto
RSVP at 800.272.3900

Coping with Stress, Wandering, Activities: Easy as Pie
Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 1PM-5PM
TCC Joint Use Library 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach,
Presented by Alisa Lofton
RSVP to 800.272.3900

The Basics
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017 1PM-5PM
Newport News DHS 6060 Jefferson Ave, Newport News
Presented by Douglas Panto
RSVP to 800.272.3900

Professional training is offered on a fee-for-service basis. Please contact Douglas Panto, Community Programs Manager, for more information at 
dpanto@alz.org or 800.272.3900. 


Do you provide care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer's?

The Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ® certification program is a convenient way for individuals to be recognized for learning quality dementia care practices. The essentiALZ training and certification program recognizes professional caregivers (as well as family and friends who provice unpaid care) for learning quality dementia care practices. Find out more information. 

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