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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. Our 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. Typically, we will offer CEUs during our fall and spring caregiver seminars and spring symposium.  Please check our education calendar for other CEU opportunities. 

The Alzheimer's Association offers many web-based resources for professional caregivers. Click here to access the EssentiALZ Training Program

Intimacy Issues in Residential Communities

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
9 to 10:30 a.m.

Alzheimer's Association
2630 West Fwy, Suite 100
Fort Worth  76102

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1.5 hours continuing education for social workers
There is no charge to attend but reservations are appreciated. Call 800-292-3900 for more information or to reserve a seat.

Professional care partners will explore the complex issues around resident intimate relationships and discuss best practices for approaching tough conversations with staff, residents and family care partners.

Presenter: Barbara L. Harty, RN, MSN, GNP
Barbara L. Harty is a gerontological nurse practitioner in internal medicine-geriatrics. Ms. Harty is assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Division, UNT Health Science Center, where she is also lead coordinator for pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical research. In her clinical practice, Ms. Harty attends to approximately 100 patients a month in nursing and assisted living facilities.


Quality Dementia Care Training

Quality Dementia Care Training is a training program for direct care workers and supervisors in residential, in-home, and hospice care settings. This training program consists of various training modules, each covering a specific topic. Meet the training needs of your organization by selecting only the topics that are relevant. The cost of this on-site training is $75.00 per hour. For more information, call 1-800-272-3900.

Seminars and Conferences

The North Central Texas Chapter presents five major education programs each year, four of which are caregiver seminars.

The Alzheimer's Association hosts the Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Seminar in Fort Worth and Waco in the fall and in Abilene and Wichita Falls in the spring.  Geared toward professional health care providers as well as family caregivers, the Caregiver Seminars offer presentations by knowledgeable and engaging professionals in the field of dementia care and always receive glowing reviews from attendees.  

Each spring the North Central Texas Chapter presents the Alzheimer's Association Spring Symposium (usually the last Thursday of March) at which professionals may earn continuing education credits in several disciplines. For more information, please check the education calendar or contact the chapter at 1-800-272-3900.


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.