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Do you provide care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer's?

Get trained. Get certified. It's essentiALZ®

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About essentiALZ Recognition Opportunities Prerequisite Online Training Courses

About essentiALZ

Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ® is an online individual certification program that provides recognition for knowledge of quality dementia care practices.

The essentiALZ exam tests knowledge of evidence-based dementia care practices that are promoted in the nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations.

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Recognition Opportunities

Because you care, learn and be recognized.

Be prepared. Learn basic, specialized, and advanced techniques as well as evidence-based practices to help you provide care to people with dementia.

Feel confident. As an essentiALZ-certified care provider you can be confident that you are equipped with knowledge and techniques from leaders in the dementia care field.

Earn recognition. Upon successful completion of an approved dementia care course and an essentiALZ certification exam, you will receive your essentiALZ certification.


Individual Recognition Tips

  • Print and display your certificate
  • Add essentiALZ certification to your resume

Company Recognition Tips

Prerequisite Online Training Courses

CARES® online dementia trainings offered by HealthCare Interactive provide a person-centered, easy-to-remember approach to caring for individuals living with dementia. To learn more, visit


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