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Caring for people living with dementia requires the use of skills and techniques designed to safely support these individuals. 

The need for professionals with expertise in dementia care is growing rapidly as the incidence of dementia increases. In response, Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter, in collaboration with Schoolcraft College in Livonia, is pleased to offer our Dementia Care Certificate. Classes are interactive and provide practical learning which can be applied immediately. The certificate is open to professionals with interest in building their skills as well as family caregivers.

Classes are approved for:

  • Continuing education contact hours for nurses

  • Continuing education contact hours for social workers through the Michigan Social Work and Continuing Education Collaborative

Anyone who interacts with someone living with dementia may benefit from the curriculum.

Topics may include:

  • Fundamentals of dementia
  • Making meaningful connections
  • Making the most of meal time
  • Understanding wandering
  • Caregiver stress
  • Dementia and family impact
  • Alzheimer's disease and intimacy
  • Diagnosis frontotemporal dementia
  • Driving and dementia
  • Care at the end of life

To register or for the latest information on upcoming classes, please visit Schoolcraft College's website.

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