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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, counselors, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and staff trainers. Many of our programs offer CEUs.

Health Care Professional Training

Activities in Dementia Care

This program will help direct care providers gain a basic understanding of dementia and learn ways to engage people of various stages in meaningful activities.


Family Support Group Facilitator Training 

This training is offered once a year for those interested in learning the basics of starting, facilitating or maintaining a community support group for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia. This training is open to the community, however attendance at this program does not certify a participant as an affiliated Alzheimer's Association group facilitator.

See Calendar for date of presentation

Ethical Considerations in Dementia Care

This is a special program for social workers focusing on ethical considerations in the care of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Topics include disclosing the diagnosis, safety concerns, decision-making ability, end-of-life care and more. This program will satisfy the 3-hour ethics requirement for social work continuing education in Ohio.

Date and Time: To be determined

Professional Lunch and Learn Series

Alzheimer's disease poses many questions, even for professional caregivers. The Alzheimer's Association is offering free dementia education to healthcare professionals through a series of quarterly programs. A free lunch is provided by Arbors at Gallipolis, Heartland, Maple Hills, and Consulate Health Care.

See Calendar for dates

Foundations of Dementia Care In-service Trainings

What: As part of the Alzheimer’s Association National Campaign for Quality Residential Care, this training program provides long-term care professionals with hands-on practices based on the latest research and expert advice in the dementia care field. There are a variety of training modules including the following practice areas:



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Seminars and Conferences 

Southeastern Ohio Dementia Conference



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


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.