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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.

In-person training programs

Dementia Capable Care

Long-term care professionals are invited to attend an upcoming dementia staff development event. Gain Dementia Capable, Person-Centered Care knowledge and skills, and improve your outcomes. CEU's will be offered for this event. Registration options include:

One-Day Foundation Course - The Foundation Course provides all who work in dementia care a common framework for promoting best abilities. ($249 per person)
Two-Day Foundation and Care Partner Applications - Building on the Foundation Course, this course emphasizes application of new skills for the various aspects of dementia care. ($499 per person)
Three-Day Instructor Program - If you'd like to be able to go back to your facility and train these classes yourself, you can add a third day and become a Certified Instructor. The Three-Day Instructor Program, our train-the-trainer course, allows an organization to create a positive, congruent approach among all staff. ($1,699 per person)

When: December 1 - 3, 2015, 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Where: Astor Crowne Plaza, 739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Register today: For additional information or to register, contact John Flaschberger at 414.979.7137 or Kris Palazzi at 414.979.7106. You can also register by completing the form linked below and faxing it to 414.979.7098 or email to

Click here to view the complete details and download the registration form.

Web-based training programs

CARES: A Dementia Caregiving Approach

This affordable, Web-based program has six one-hour training modules that are geared primarily to direct care workers, particularly nursing assistants. Each module uses text and streaming video to illustrate how to best care for people with dementia living in residential care settings. Topics include:

  • Clara Jones and her Care Team
  • Introduction to Dementia
  • Understanding Behavior as Communication
  • Making a Connection with the Resident
  • Eating Well
  • Recognizing Pain

For a description of the modules, pricing plans and a free demo, go to

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