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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. Many of our programs offer CEUs.

Please contact your local office to sign up for these programs:

Central Illinois Chapter


606 W. Glen Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: 309.681.1100
Fax: 309.681.1101


639 York St. Rm. 200
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: 217.228.1111
Fax: 217.592.3690


93 S. Hennepin Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021
Phone: 815.285.1100
Fax: 815.285.1116

Professional Training Programs

Click here for our conference registration form

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Professional Inservices Available

Our agency is equipped to provide 20 inservices for professionals of nursing homes, hospitals and other health care agencies. Our programs provide healthcare professionals the techniques needed to train their direct care staff who provide dementia care in skilled nursing and home health care settings. Inservice fees are $125 per one-hour program plus mileage. We can tailor a series of 10 inservices at a reduced rate. Contact the office in your area for more information.

Inservice Training Programs Available:

  • Activities
  • Behavior
  • Best Friends Overview
  • Coming & Going: Exit-Seeking Behavior
  • Communications
  • Communications through Story Telling
  • Compassionate End-of-Life Care
  • Dementia Overview
  • Dementia & Development Disabilities
  • Gentle Approaches to Bathing
  • Intimacy & Sexuality
  • Making Meal Times Matter
  • Making Meaningful Connections through Music
  • Preventing Falls
  • Providing Person-Centered Care
  • Recognizing & Reporting Signs of Pain
  • Reducing Resistive Behavior
  • Specific Disease Training
  • Spirituality & Religion
  • Walking in my Shoes
  • Aging Sensitivity Training

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Support Group Leader Training

Volunteer Support Group facilitators provide a valuable service to the agency. Individuals interested in becoming support group leaders should attend this training. Program will focus on disease overview, successful support group tips, support group dynamics and agency policies. A manual will be provided. Call the Peoria office for more information.

New Support Group Leader Training

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Central Illinois Chapter Office, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria
Call the Central Illinois Chapter at 800.272.3900 for information and to register.

Support Group Leader Refresher Training
Support group leaders are required to attend an annual refresher course to keep current on what's new with the Association and best practices to better serve caregivers that are attending support group sessions.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Central Illinois Chapter Office, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria
Contact Care Navigator Brenda Scarbeary at 800.272.3900 to register or email: bscarbeary@alz.org

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Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.