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  1. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Disease Awareness
  2. Strategies for Caring for the Person with Dementia
  3. Communication and Understanding Behavior
  4. Social Needs and Activities
  5. Eating Well
  6. Reducing Pain
  7. Falls
  8. Wandering
  9. Restraint-Free Care
  10. End-of-Life Care

Cost is $250 per curriculum plus $300 per topic module submitted. The number of modules to be reviewed will be finalized after receipt of the Dementia Care Education Curriculum Review Application (PDF). If you have specific questions about the review application, please contact qualitycare@alz.org.
 

Currently recognized curricula

The following companies have submitted their curricula and meet select topics of the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.

I. Professional Curricula Eligible for essentiALZ Certification
CARES® online dementia trainings offered by HealthCare Interactive®
Healthcare Interactive CARES Complete Catalog - 10 topics recognized
Healthcare Interactive CARES Dementia Basics - 3 topics recognized
Healthcare Interactive CARES Dementia Advanced Care - 8 topics recognized
Healthcare Interactive CARES Activities of Daily Living - 4 topics recognized
Healthcare Interactive CARES Dementia-Related Behaviors - 3 topics recognized
Healthcare Interactive CARES End-of-Life Care - 1 topic recognized

II. Professional Public Training Curricula
Company / Organization Training Curricula
AlzBetter Alzheimer's Program and Dementia Overview – 1 topic recognized
Dementia Care Specialists Dementia Capable Care: Foundations – 10 topics recognized    
Dementia Care Specialists Dementia Capable Care: Care Partner Applications – 7 topics recognized  
Dementia Care Specialists Dementia Capable Care: Dementia Therapy Applications – 10 topics recognized
Memories Alive Foundation Course – 5 topics recognized

III. Professional In-House Care Staff Training Curricula
Company / Organization Training Curricula
Brandywine Senior Living Reflections Certification Program – 2 topics recognized
Care Visions Care Visions 5 Senses Plus Dementia Care Program – 5 topics recognized
ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care DementiaWise – 5 topics recognized
Home Instead CARE: Changing Aging through Research and Education – 8 topics recognized
Texas Health & Human Services Dementia Quality Monitoring Program for high school students in a health care track – 4 topics recognized