About professional training
The Alzheimer's Association is committed to helping professionals:
- Improve their knowledge and skills
- Build stronger teams
- 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.
Activity professionals, administrators, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and staff trainers find value in our programs and meetings and are welcome to attend. Social Work CEUs are offered at many of our programs.
Dementia Care Consortium (DCC)
The Dementia Care Consortium (DCC) is a professional networking group that meets quarterly to hear from experts on dementia-related topics and share news and updates from the field. As a member of the DCC, you will receive admittance to each of the meetings (breakfast provided), as well as notifications about additional events and sponsorship opportunities.
Dementia Training Kit
Caring for People with Cognitive Impairment & Mental Health Issues
Employee training on quality dementia care and mental health, a training package that meets the State of Maryland’s COMAR regulations for nursing home and assisted living staff.
Included in the kit:
- 2 DVDs: "Quality Dementia Care" and "Mental Health Issues"
- 2 training manuals to accompany each DVD
- CD containing PowerPoint handouts
- 2 supplemental information guides
For prices, other details and to order your kit, download the informational brochure.
Activity Based Alzheimer’s Care (ABAC)
Trains activity directors and therapists on the importance, design and implementation of appropriate programs for people with dementia. This program focuses on the philosophy of dementia care as it relates to structuring the day. (8 hour training)
Assisted Living State Regulation Training
Designed for staff who provide direct care in assisted living facilities. Topics include early identification, assessment, understanding behaviors, communication, activities and pain management. Training covers cognitive impairment and related mental health issues. Chapter scheduled trainings available each month. (5 and 2 hour trainings)
Developmental Disabilities and Dementia
A one-hour program on recognizing and caring for individuals with a developmental disability, such as Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease. Provided upon request.
One-hour presentations offered on site on a variety of topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Provided upon request.
Police, Fire and EMT Training
A training for professionals called to the scene of an emergency who are confronted with an individual with Alzheimer’s disease. The individual may have no recollection of an incident or may appear uncooperative. Training includes sensitivity issues on communication and early identification. Provided upon request.
Train the Trainer
Teaches staff development professionals how to implement effective on-site training programs on quality dementia care. Provided two times a year at the chapter office. Training manual and PowerPoint CD included. Teaching agreement must be signed prior to classes. (5 hour training)
View our professional training calendar for upcoming dates. For more information, call 800.272.3900.