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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. We offer the following training programs:

Online Training & Individual Certification Programs

CARES® Dementia Care Online Training offers training in the Basics™, Advanced Care™, Dementia-Related Behavior™, Activities of Daily Living™, and End-of-Life Dementia Care™. The State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs has formally approved special versions of CARES® to meet the State of Florida dementia training requirements. To learn about how the CARES online training program can help you meet state training requirements, please click here. These training programs offer the additional option of the Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® certification, an online individual certification program providing recognition for knowledge of quality dementia care practices. 

State of Florida Mandated Trainings

You can meet the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs dementia training requirements in three different ways.

  1. You can take the online training. Click here for more information.
  2. You can purchase the curriculum from us.
  3. You can hire us to conduct the training with hourly and per-person rates available.
We offer training to the following:
  • Adult Day Care (ADC)
  • Assisted Living Facilities (ALF)
  • Home Health (HH)
  • Hospice (HSP)
  • Nursing Homes (NH)

Physician, Clinicians, and Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare Professional App and Web Portal.
One of the greatest challenges physicians and healthcare professionals face is responding to someone experiencing dementia and their family. The Alzheimer's Association has developed a webpage and app to assist physicians and healthcare professionals. Click here to link to the webpage and app or call 800-272-3900 to speak with a dementia specialist or to make a referral.

ISTAART Learn, Connect, Benefit

If you join any membership group this year, ISTAART should be the one. The Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) is a professional society for individuals interested in Alzheimer's and dementia science.

NEW Law Enforcement & First Responders Training

"Approaching Alzheimer’s: First Responder Training", is a free, online training featuring high-quality content in an interactive format, developed by the Alzheimer's Association with input from first responders.
It can be accessed anytime of day, or night, accommodating for shift work and new hires by anyone with access to a computer and the internet, making it easy to take from home or work. First responders can earn a certificate upon completing all 6 modules. More information.

Annual Advocacy Forum

The 2016 Advocacy Forum was a great success! Nearly 900 advocates convened in Washington, D.C. After a busy three days of working to compel members of Congress to make Alzheimer’s a national priority, they have reentered their districts to continue advocating. Thank you to our dedicated advocates for influencing and changing policy in the fight against the disease! See highlights, photos, and commentary from our nation’s capital during the 2016 Advocacy Forum.

FREE Website Marketing Opportunities

You are invited to market your property or senior service in the Alzheimer's Association's Community Resource Finder free of charge! The Community Resource Finder provides a convenient and easy way to search on-line for housing by location, care services, amenities, costs, availability and a variety of other criteria based on their specific needs. All you need to do is complete a profile. If you choose to include pictures, we require you to cover the costs we incur to do so, but that is up to you. Otherwise, there are no costs associated with your listing. The Alzheimer’s Association does not endorse these listings, but offers a way to connect people to services.