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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.



Physician resources


The Eastern Tennessee chapter provides physicians with free Alzheimer's Patient Care Folders to give out to patients who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia (or to caregivers by request). To request these patient folders, please contact Sunny Biden at sbiden@alz.org.




A free app, the Alzheimer’s Association® Alzheimer’s Disease Pocketcard provides physicians and other healthcare professionals with reliable dementia information and assessement tools. Click here to learn more!


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 www.caresprogram.com

 


 

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