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Foundations of Dementia Care Training
CARES Dementia Care Online Training
essentiALZ Certification Program
Educational Conferences
Dementia Education:  A Train-the-Trainer Approach
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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. 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 caregiver conferences also offer CEUs. 

Professional Training Opportunities 

Foundations of Dementia Care Training

Foundations of Dementia Care Training

Our Foundations of Dementia Care classroom training program is field-tested to help you achieve longer-lasting, more consistent results. Staff learn essential skills for dementia care through role-playing exercises and lively discussions using realistic film clips and case studies.

The Alzheimer’s Association, recognized as the nations leading authority on Alzheimer care, support and research proudly presents Foundations of Dementia Care Campaign for Quality Residential Care training.  This innovative educational program is available throughout Iowa and is designed for care-giving staff of Assisted Living Residences, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health, Hospice, Home Care and other care providers. Developed in collaboration with leading national health and senior care organizations, this training stresses the importance of better care through better understanding of dementia, and creating connections between caregivers and those they serve. Practical, problem-solving approaches to the challenges of dementia care are taught with hands-on opportunities to practice new skills aimed at improving the quality of life and quality of care for individuals living with dementia.

Upcoming Foundation Training:

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CARES Dementia Care Online Training

CARES™ Dementia Care Online Training



The Alzheimer’s AssociationessentiALZ certification program is a convenient way for individuals to be recognized for learning quality dementia care practices.  The essentiALZ program combines select HealthCare Interactive® CARES® online dementia care training with Alzheimer’s Association online certification exams. The essentiALZ program was developed to recognize the knowledge of any caregiver who fulfills the certification requirements, regardless of whether they are paid or unpaid for their care of people with dementia.  More

Educational Conferences

Throughout the year the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Iowa Chapter provides professional education opportunties through our caregiver conferences.  To learn more about the next educational conference click HERE.

Dementia Education:  A Train-the-Trainer Approach

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Community Resource Finder / Education Calendar

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