The Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter, 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.
Train the Trainer - A complete comprehensive program designed to give professionals the tools necessary to effectively train others in dementia care. Train the Trainer sessions are taught in our office and participants are given all training material necessary to be successful.
Individual Care Consultations - Our professional staff is available to provide care consultations for residents with dementia who pose behavioral challenges in the facility setting.
Facility and Environment Design - Our professionals will consult with your staff on factors related to facility environment in order to enhance quality of life in resident care for those with dementia.
Resources for Professional Care Providers - The Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter has an extensive lending library of books, videos and DVD’s available. You are also encouraged to call the trained counselors at the chapter office for information and advice about issues surrounding Alzheimer’s care. Also available is the chapter- produced interactive training DVD, Behavior Management Training for Dementia Care.
Contact the Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter at 1.800.272.3900 or email email@example.com for more information.
Our Dementia Care Professional Courses are designed to provide educators, professional staff and professional caregivers with the tools necessary to become effective trainers in dementia care. All teaching materials will be provided. All modules are taught at our main office in Williamsville. To register or for more information, including pricing, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.272.3900.
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
Dementia Care Training for Team Leaders
This program provides guidance for those who supervise others involved in the care of people with dementia: nurses, unit coordinators, administrators, activity directors or others in leadership positions. After this training you will be able to:
- Identify and implement methods to facilitate teamwork.
- Select and use improved communication and supervisory practices.
- Identify techniques and deliver meaningful feedback to members of your team.
- Recognize and create an environment that motivates staff.