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No in-person professional trainings are scheduled at this time. We encourage you to visit our web-based training opportunities.

Our thanks to the Virginia Department of Social Services for their financial support of our Spring 2014 professional training opportunity for Virginia professional caregivers.


About the Training  Dates and Locations  How to Register 


About the Training

This four-hour professional training from the Alzheimer's Association Foundations of Dementia Care allows long-term care staff to learn essential skills for dementia care through role-playing exercises and discussions using realistic film clips and case studies. Each training offers the following four modules and learning objectives:

Dementia Basics
(1) Define dementia and its symptoms. (2) Discuss how these symptoms affect the ability of people to function. (3) Describe some basic ways to help people with dementia.

Improving Communications
(1) List five communication challenges faced by people with dementia. (2) Discuss non-verbal communication strategies. (3) List five components of a positive physical approach. (4) Discuss 10 guidelines for improving verbal communication.

Understanding Behavior
(1) Describe five ways dementia affects behavior. (2) Discuss why people with dementia may behave in certain ways. (3) Explain when a behavior becomes a concern. (4) Use the Cues and Clues model to discuss a case study.

Making Connections
(1) Identify the social needs of people with dementia. (2) Discuss ways that social needs can be met. (3) Describe techniques to better understand people with dementia. (4) Discuss why engaging people with dementia is important. (5) Demonstrate how to interact with people with dementia at all stages of the disease. (6) Practice being creative when engaging people with dementia.

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Spring 2014 Training Dates and Locations


June 17, 2014
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Arbor Terrace of Herndon
1100 Dranesville Road
Herndon, VA 20170

May 12, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fauquier Hospital
Sycamore Conference Room
500 Hospital Drive
Warrenton, VA 20186

May 5, 2014
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter
3701 Pender Drive #400
Fairfax, VA 22030

April 24, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Home Instead - Manassas
9817 Godwin Drive #202
Manassas, VA 20110

March 24, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Hermitage
5000 Fairbanks Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311

February 11, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Rust Library
380 Old Waterford Road, NW
Leesburg, VA 20176


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How to Register

Please call our toll-free 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 and provide the following information:

  • First and Last Name
  • Title / Position
  • Name of Employer
  • Work Address
  • Work Phone
  • Home Address
  • Home Phone
  • Preferred Email Address
  • Training Date and Location Preference

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