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Dementia Care Education Programs
Education Materials
Online Resources
Memory Care Professionals
Designing a Care Facility
Counseling Families
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Our education programs are geared to professionals working in both community-based and residential care settings. The Alzheimer's Association is pleased to offer professional education programs for a fee. All professional education programs offer a certificate of attendance, objectives and description of the program, and the presenter's biography. These meet the requirements for most professional boards. Selected programs are pre-approved by professional boards for continuing education.

Dementia Care Training Programs

More than half of long-term care residents have some form of dementia. Specialized education will help you care for them and increase your productivity. 

  • Foundations of Dementia Care - A cutting-edge classroom training program for residential care.
  • Professional Education - Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota Events Calendar
  • Alzheimer's Disease and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • CARES™ - Online training for direct care workers

Request more information about Professional Education.

Memory Care Professionals (MCP)

Memory Care Professionals (MCP) is for all professionals working in the field of memory loss to gain insight from each other, share successes, and provide support to each other. Each meeting includes time for networking and an educational presentation chosen by the group.

Group Goals:

  • Sharing ideas/ resource information
  • Learn about industry trends
  • Share best practices
  • Gather information to support caregivers

Topics for programs include: Support Caregiving, Staff Training Methods, Managing Challenging Behaviors, Alternate/Complementary Therapies, and Effective Activities Programs

Who should attend meetings?
Any professional working in the field of Alzheimer's disease and its related dementias can attend. This is a multidisciplinary group and serves the Twin Cities Metro Area of Minnesota.

How frequently does the group meet?
Meetings are held quarterly (January, April, June or July and October). The MCP list serve on LinkedIn can be used for professional questions/sharing best practices related to dementia issues.

Where are the meetings held?
Two meetings per year are held at an east metro location and two are held at a west metro location.  Meetings are hosted by facilities where services are provided to memory care clients.

Are CEU's Provided?
Certificates of attendance are provided. This does not guarantee that your respective governing board will accept the event for CEU's.

How are meetings publicized?
Announcements of meeting are made via the MCP list serve on LinkedIn and in the Care Options Network Newsletter.

Is there a fee for membership?

For more information, contact Katie Roberg, Program Service Specialist:

By phone:
By email:


Counseling Families

Treating individuals with Alzheimer’s disease involves guiding and supporting their caregivers as well. Stress and depression can take their toll on those who tend to the daily needs of Alzheimer patients. Unaddressed, these problems can affect the caregivers’ performance and, in turn, the well-being of the people they care for. There are ways to help your patients’ caregivers deal with the challenges of providing care.

There are times when our clients request a referral to a counselor in the community who specializes in caregiving and/or dementia. We have compiled a list of professionals in the community who offer these types of ongoing counseling services. If you would like to be on our referral list, please read our Terms and Conditions and fill out this survey.



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.