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Transforming Quality Dementia Care

Transforming Quality Dementia Care
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As the number of Americans living with Alzheimer's and other dementias grows, it’s more important than ever for professional care providers and dementia care researchers to discover and implement the latest approaches to evidence-based, person-centered care. Through a wide range of resources and opportunities from the Alzheimer's Association, care providers and researchers can share best practices, build and strengthen partnerships, and transform quality care.

Professional Care Providers

Get training, certification and other ways to influence quality dementia care.

Dementia Care Researchers

Network, apply for grants and see other ways to get involved in the latest research.

Opportunities for professional care providers

The Alzheimer's Association offers professional care providers flexible options to implement the latest approaches in evidence-based, person-centered dementia care. Informed by leading dementia researchers and practitioners, our opportunities and resources provide individuals and providers with training, certification and networking founded in the Association’s Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.


Dementia Care Practice Recommendations

Get the Association's evidence-based, person-centered best practices for dementia care — the benchmark for quality care across the disease spectrum.


Dementia Care Provider Roundtable

Network, learn and make an impact. Join leaders in long-term and community-based care settings to discuss key issues in Alzheimer’s care and support.


essentiALZ Training and Certification

Learn how to apply current evidence-based, person-centered care practices across your care team with this self-paced curriculum and opportunity for certification.


Curriculum Review

Earn recognition for staying on the forefront of person-centered care. Submit your organization's training program for review against the benchmarks for quality care.


essentiALZ Certification Exam

Test staff knowledge and position your organization at the forefront of high-quality dementia care with essentiALZ certification.


Joint Commission Memory Care Certification

Learn how to earn Memory Care Certification, which is designed to help nursing care centers and assisted living communities improve dementia care.


Project ECHO

Build expertise within your community-based care setting with Project ECHO, a free continuing education series that emphasizes high-quality, person-centered care.

Opportunities for dementia care researchers

The Alzheimer's Association acts as a catalyst and convener, bringing dementia care researchers together to accelerate the pace of discovery toward methods of quality care, treatment, prevention and better outcomes for those facing the disease.



Submit papers, apply for grant funding and more through LINC-AD (Leveraging an Interdisciplinary Consortium to Improve Care and Outcomes for Persons Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia).


Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute

Launch your career in psychosocial and public health research at AA-ISRI, an immersive, no-cost program offering diverse perspectives on groundbreaking dementia care research through group sessions and individual mentoring.


International Research Grant Program

View and apply for dementia care grants through the International Research Grant Program. Our awards support investigators at every professional stage.


Alzheimer's Association International Conference

Learn, present and network at AAIC, the largest and most influential international conference on dementia science. Join sessions on social, behavioral and care research and explore opportunities to accelerate your work.


International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment

Advance your career with ISTAART, a global network of scientists, clinicians and other dementia professionals that provides a forum to promote your work and learn the latest updates in dementia science.


More Opportunities from the Alzheimer's Association

Learn about grants, conferences, workgroups, journals and other opportunities offered by the Alzheimer's Association.

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