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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.

Upcoming Opportunities

Spring 2015 Alzheimer's & Dementia University Dates Coming Soon

Training Topics

The Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter provides a variety of professional training to meet the needs of all professional caregivers and is co-sponsored by the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute.  

The Association also provides a number of training packages to meet the OHFLAC training requirements. Please see below.

For fees, information or to book training please contact us at wvinfo@alz.org or 800.272.3900.

Download our training brochure.

CEU Program

These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the essentials and standards of the West Virginia Nurses Association, American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation and the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners through the joint sponsorship of CAMC Health Education and Research Institute and the Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter.

Nurses: The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the West Virginia Nurses Association. The West Virginia Nurses Association is an accredited provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialling Center's Commission on Accreditation. See training topic list for approval credits and numbers.

Social Workers: The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners. The training topics listed below are approved for credit hours as listed under approval number # 490045.

Training Title

# of Hours

Nursing CEU Provider #

Social Work Approval #

ADL Challenges of Personal Care  PO15-14-13600  490045 
ALZ: Late Stage Care  PO15-14-13601  490045  
Activities: Life from Dusk to Dawn and Beyond PO15-14-13602  490045 
Developmental Disabilities  PO15-14-13603   490045 
Eating, Dining and Nutrition  PO15-14-13604  490045 
Effective Communication  PO15-14-13604   490045 
Fall Prevention  PO15-14-13606  490045 
Alzheimer's and Hospitalization: Chaos or Calm 1 PO15-14-13607  490045 
Sexuality, Intimacy and Alzheimer's PO15-14-13608   490045 
The Problem with Pain & Dementia  PO15-14-13609  490045 
Non Verbal Communication PO15-14-13610   490045 
Working with Families  PO15-14-13611  490045 
You Have the Right to Remain Silent PO15-14-13612  490045 
Therapeutic Environmental Modifications  PO15-14-13612   490045 
Assessments and Careplans PO15-14-13614   490045 
The Boomers Are Coming  PO15-14-13615  490045 
Basics of Alzheimer's Disease  PO15-14-13616  490045 
Understanding & Responding to Behaviors  PO15-14-13617  490045  
Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics of Best Care (Live)  PO15-14-12L767  490045 
Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics of Best Care (self-study)  2 PO15-14-12v768  490045 
An Interdisciplinary Team Approach  PO15-14-14769  490045  
Building a Good Alzheimer's Team  PO15-14-14770   490045 
Abuse Prevention  PO15-14-14771  490045 
Medication Management  PO15-14-14772  490045 
Identifying & Preventing Staff Burnout PO15-14-14773   490045 

Facilities Trained

List of facilities/organizations trained by the Alzheimer's Association, WV Chapter 

Special Packages

Assisted Living Two-Hour Training Package

Designed specifically to satisfy new WV regulations that require two hours of dementia care training, our training package provides on-site training for your employees. For more information or to schedule a training for your facility or agency, please contact us at 800.272.3900 or wvinfo@alz.org.

30-Hour OHFLAC Licensed Alzheimer's Unit Training

The Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter provides the 30-hour mandated training for Licensed Alzheimer's Units. The package includes on-site training as well as CEUs for social workers and nurses. Contact us at wvinfo@alz.org or 800.272.3900.

Hands On Dementia Experience©

We offer this hands-on sensitivity training to facilities, agencies, county aging programs, and community and caregiver groups.  Without giving too much away to those who haven't had the Experience, it gives individuals a glimpse of the physical difficulties older adults experience and places participants in situations, for a brief time, that may result in some of the confusion and resulting behaviors experienced by people with dementia.  For more information or to schedule the Hands On Dementia Experience© for your facility or agency, please contact us at 800.272.3900 or wvinfo@alz.org.  

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Alzheimer's & Dementia University

In place of our annual education conference, the Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter developed a series of one-day mini-conferences hosted throughout our Chapter territory called Alzheimer's & Dementia University. Alzheimer's & Dementia Unviersity is designed for both professional and family caregivers, featuring a series of workshops dedicated to enhancing caregivers' ability to provide quality care for the individual with the disease while maintaing their own health and wellness.

Follow this link to visit our Alzheimer's & Dementia page.

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