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About professional training

The Alzheimer's Association is committed to helping professionals:

  • improve their knowledge and skills
  • build stronger teams
  • deliver better care to people with dementia and their families

Our training and education programs are geared to professionals working in both community-based and residential care settings.

Professionas include activity professionals, administrators, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and staff trainers who find value in our programs and meetings and are welcome to attend. Social Work CEUs are offered at many of our programs.

For more information about training programs and/or scheduling one, please call 800.272.3900 or contact Kristi Mroz by email at

Training in Cognitive Impairment and Mental Illness for Direct Care Staff
This training program meets Maryland regulations for assisted-living staff providing personal and direct care. Cost is $60 for the 5-hour course and $30 for the 2-hour refresher.

Dementia Care Consortium (DCC) 
The Dementia Care Consortium (DCC) is a professional networking group that meets quarterly to hear from experts on dementia-related topics and share news and updates from the field. As a member of the DCC, you will receive admittance to each of the meetings (breakfast provided), as well as notifications about additional events and sponsorship opportunities. 

Training programs
Assisted Living State Regulation Training 
Designed for staff who provide direct care in assisted living facilities. Topics include early identification, assessment, understanding behaviors, communication, activities and pain management. Training covers cognitive impairment and related mental health issues. (five- and two-hour trainings)

One-hour presentations offered on site on a variety of topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Provided upon request.
Police, Fire and EMT Training  
A training for professionals called to the scene of an emergency who are confronted with an individual with Alzheimer’s disease. The individual may have no recollection of an incident or may appear uncooperative. Training includes sensitivity issues on communication and early identification. 
Provided upon request.

For more information about training programs and/or scheduling one please call 800.272.3900 or conact Kristi Mroz by email at