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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.


Professional Training Programs

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Professional Inservices Available

Our agency is equipped to provide 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. Contact Nancy Sweitzer, Program Director, at or call 800.272.3900 for more information.

Inservice Training Programs Available:

  • Activities
  • Behavior
  • Communications
  • Dementia Overview

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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 must attend this training. The training will focus on disease overview, successful support group tips, support group dynamics and agency policies. A manual will be provided. Contact Lisa Biernat, Education Specialist, at or call 800.272.3900 for more information and dates.

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.


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