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Dementia Care Training

As the need grows for quality, dementia-specific services, so do the challenges of developing well informed, trained, and motivated staff. In today’s competitive environment, your organization’s success depends on the quality of services you offer. By partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association, a national leader in dementia training, your staff will receive the superior, professional training essential to the promotion of quality care.

The Alzheimer’s Association Teaching Dementia Care Training is devoted to helping professionals:

  • Improve their knowledge and skills,
  • Build stronger teams and
  • Deliver better care to people with dementia and their families.

The Association's innovative curriculum is designed to educate and empower professional care providers. Taught by our well-trained and experienced staff, each training builds on the belief that better connections between staff and residents with dementia are essential to improving quality of life for everyone involved. Ultimately, our partners see improved quality and credibility for their programs, as well as a more satisfying caregiving experience for professionals, families, and those with dementia.

To register for a program
call 1-800-272-3900

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In-Service Programs

Classroom Training Programs

The Alzheimer’s Association's on-site programs are a cost-effective and convenient way to offer the training you need in a focused and tailored way. The personalized time spent with your staff optimizes each training experience. Hands-on classroom training allows staff to practice new approaches to dementia care through discussions, role-playing exercises and sharing of expertise. Most importantly, questions and answers are specific to your concerns and organization.

In-service training available on the following topics:

  • About Dementia
  • Enhancing Mealtimes
  • Reducing Pain
  • Communicating & Relating
  • Challenging Behaviors
  • Person-Centered Care
  • Social Engagement & Activities
  • Personal Care
  • Stress Management
  • Late Dementia Care
  • Intimacy & Sexuality
  • Wandering/Safety

Web-Based Training Programs

Dementia Care Training

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


CARES online training, developed collaboratively by the Alzheimer's Association and HealthCare Interactive, is a person-centered, easy-to-remember approach to caring for an individual with dementia at any stage of the disease. The CARES training modules use a wide variety of interactive techniques, featuring demonstrations by real CNA's and staff members working with actual people living with dementia. CEUs are available for CARES dementia Basics & Advanced Care online training.

Programs include:

HealthCare Interactive, Inc.® CARES® Dementia Basics™ with Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ® certification

HealthCare Interactive, Inc.® CARES® Dementia Advanced Care™ with Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ® Plus certification

HealthCare Interactive, Inc.® CARES® Dementia-Related Behavior™ with Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Plus certification

HealthCare Interactive, Inc.® CARES® Activities of Daily Living™ with Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Plus certification

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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.