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View the printable Professional Education Calendar here


About Professional Education Programs


Our professional education trainings, in-services an workshops provide the specialized knowledge and skills for staf to be more productive and deliver a higher quality of care to patients who have Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. 

In addition to the programs listed below, we offer customized in-service trainings on-site at your facility. Contact Diane Baughn, Education and Training Services Manager, at 414.479.8800 for more information. 

 
Dementia Specialist Training
Best Practices for Direct Care Staff


Two days (fifteen hours) of creative and interactive learning offer the most up-to-date knowledge and techniques for caring for persons with dementia. Offered in a variety of locations.
Available on site.

For more information and on-site pricing details, contact Diane Baughn at 414.479.8800 or via email at dbaughn@alz.org.

Please refer to the Professional Education Calendar for currently scheduled trainings. All training sessions run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both training days unless otherwise indicated.

Dementia Care Training

This seven hour program combines components from the more comprehensive Dementia Specialist Training. The training is highly interactive and draws on the experience and participation of the attendees.Available on-site

In-Services (60 - 90 Minutes)
  • Introduction to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
  • Behaviour and Communication 
  • Activities and Dementia
  • Other topics available                                       
     

Workshops

Pain Management
Learn to observe signs of pain and how to provide complete pain reports.
2 hours.

Enhancing Mealtimes
Draw on knowledge of residents' needs and preferences to improve nutrition and hydration.
2 hours.

Preventing Falls
Learn strategies to reduce risk of falls and preserve mobility.
2 hours.

Understanding Wandering
Explore an assess reasons for wandering and learn the safety measures to prevent wandering.
2 hours.

Learning to Lead
For supervisors, nurses and other group leaders. Foster teamwork  to improve care coordination and reinforce best care practices.
2 hours.

Encouraging Restraint-Free Care
Learn techniques to prevent, reduce and eliminate use of physical restraints.
2 hours.

Providing End-of-Life Care
Minimize physical, emotional and spiritual distress, maximize well-being and ensure communication with the resident, family and care team. 3 hours.

For more information or to schedule any of the workshops listed above, please contact Diane Baughn, Education and Training Services Manager, at 414.479.8800 or via e-mail at kscheel@alz.org.

 

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Seminars and Conferences

Seminars and conferences for professional audiences will be noted here and on the Professional Education Calendar as they are scheduled. Please check back often for new offerings.

Current Offerings:

Emerging Topics in Cognitive Impairment - From Prevention to Intervention
The Alumni Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin
Saturday, Marchy 29, 2014
7:45 am - 2:00 pm
Download the details and registration form here.

Cracking the Dementia Code: Case by Case
Silver Lake College - Manitowoc
Thursday, April 10, 2014
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Download the details and registration form here.

Cracking the Dementia Code: Case by Case
Bristol Oaks Golf Course
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Download the details and registration form here.

Web-Based Training Programs

Online Care Training and essentiaALZ Training

The essentiALZ® program combines select HealthCare Interactive® CARES® online dementia care training with Alzheimer’s Association® online certification exams. The essentiALZ program was developed to recognize the knowledge of any caregiver who fulfills the certification requirements, regardless of whether they are paid or unpaid for their care of people with dementia. 

For more information about essentiaALZ training please visit http://www.alz.org/essentiALZ

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