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The Alzheimer's Association offers several educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s, as well as for community members. 

To view upcoming education opportunities, please check out our Education Calendar.

In addition to our current education calendar and the program titles below, we can work in partnership with you to tailor a presentation for your church, business, or other community group.  Click here to view a list of available programs, as well as contact information to request a presentation. Please contact us at 800-272-3900 to request a presentation in your community.

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essentiALZ Caregiver Certification


The Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ™ certification program is a convenient way for family and professional caregivers to be recognized for learning quality dementia care practices.  EssentiALZ offers two levels of certification for individuals.
Topics covered by essentiALZ:
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Understanding Behavior
  • Communication
  • Person-centered Care

  Topics covered by essentiALZ advanced:
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Understanding Behavior
  • Communication
  • Person-centered Care
  • Making a Connection
  • Eating Well
  • Recognizing Pain
  • Minimizing Falls
  • Rethinking Wandering
  • Minimizing Restraints




Learn more about essentiALZ or sign up for essentiALZ courses and certification.

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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.