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Conferences

Alzheimer's Care Academy™

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Professional Training Calendar

Education Conferences for Families and Care Professionals
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) available

 

**Rohnert Park**
Alzheimer's Disease: Continuum of Care IX

The North Bay Offices of the Alzheimer’s Association presents its ninth annual education conference in Sonoma County.  This day-long conference is designed for family members and professionals who will be updated on the latest advancements in Alzheimer’s research, caregiver resources and tools and ways to increase the quality of life for both the person with the diagnosis and their care partner.   We hope that you will join us for this outstanding program

Date: Thursday, June 19, 2015
Time: 8:30 am - 4 pm
Location:  
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Sponsors:

Gold:
 
 

Silver:
Home Instead
Kaiser Permanente
Primrose Alzheimer’s Living
Seniors•At•Home
Sunrise of Petaluma
Vintage Senior Living

 

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** Monterey **
The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Hospice Foundation of America’s 2015 Living with Grief Program®

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Location:
Alzheimer's Association, Conference room
21 Lower Ragsdale Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
VIDEO PRESENTATION
Part 1:  Coping with Loss at the Onset of the Disease
Part 2:  Living with Grief and Dementia at Life’s End
Part 3:  Discussion with Local Experts
  • Dr. Leslie Foote, Family Medicine
  • Helen Hempel, Elder Law Attorney
  • Katya Kuska, MSW,VNA and Hospice
  • Bonnie Bollwinkel, LCSW, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Lisa Warner, Family Member

Presentation has no fee and open to the public, health care professionals and family caregivers.

CEUs $15.00 (provided by Hospice Foundation of America)
For more information on CEUs visit hospicefoundation.org

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

For more information call 800.272.3900 or email pmueller@alz.org

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** San Francisco**
2015舊金山華人阿滋海默症論壇

2015 San Francisco Chinese Alzheimer's Forum

Date: Sunday, July 19, 2015
2015年7月19日, 
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
星期日 1:30 - 4:30 pm  
Location:
The San Francisco Public Library - Koret Auditorium 
100 Larkin Street (at Grove) 
San Francisco, CA  94102 
A English/ Cantonese Bilingual Health Seminar on Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia, Diagnosis and Care
一個幫助您認識阿滋海默症及相關失智症的免費英/粵雙語健康講座

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Alzheimer's Care Academy™

Alzheimer's Care Academy
Pre-registration required. Continuing education units available.

Train for Results
The Alzheimer’s Care Academy™ is the premier training program in quality dementia care from the Alzheimer’s Association. Created from evidence-based research and field-tested, the Academy provides in-depth training in all key aspects of dementia care

Topics
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Target Audiences

The Alzheimer’s Care Academy™ builds upon our award-winning Training for Dignity™ curriculum. The Alzheimer’s Care Academy™ modules can be tailored to meet the needs of both the professional and paraprofessional staff person, and are coordinated to California state-mandated requirements for CNA, RCFE and nursing home staff. Training programs are offered onsite for facility staff (attendance up to 25), tailored to specific needs and schedule.

The comprehensive curriculum includes an initial 6 hours*, covering either:

Early to Middle Stage Dementia
• AD and Related Disorders
• Communication and the Influence of Staff on Resident Behavior
• Successful Strategies for Managing Difficult Behaviors
• Helping with Hygiene and Personal Care
• Sexuality & Intimacy in the Long Term Care Setting
• Activities, Values & Challenges
• Caring for the Caregiver

Middle to Late Stage Dementia
• Introduction
• Medical Concerns in Late Stage Dementia
• Special Care Needs in Late Stage Dementia
• Coping with Challenging Behaviors in Late Stage Dementia
• Connecting with the Person with Late Stage Dementia
• Touching the Spirit and Dealing with Loss

Translation is available in Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese upon request. 

Trainings are available as one initial 6-hour training, two 3-hour trainings, or three 2-hour trainings.

After the training, we offer a complementary 2 hour follow up training if requested within 4 months.  You may pick and choose between any modules listed above, relating to early to middle-stage dementia, middle to late-stage dementia, or from the modules below:

• Enhancing Mealtime: Awareness (1 Hour)
• Enhancing Mealtime: Practice (1 Hour)
• Reducing Pain: Awareness (1 Hour)
• Reducing Pain: Practice (1 Hour)
• End of Life Care (3 Hours)

Continuing Education

The Alzheimer’s Association is a licensed provider of continuing education in the following disciplines:

  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences LCSW and LMFT(Provider #PCE1121)
  • Department of Health Services CNA and HHA (Provider #NAC6329)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP12415) for Contact Hours
  • Board of Nursing Home Administrator (Provider #CEP1546)
  • Department of Social Services for RCFE Administrator (Provider #1000-205-740-2)

    Quotes from participants:

    “I loved this program—it’s one-stop shopping for direct care staff like me.”

    “The facilitator was great. She taught me how to be patient and improve my listening skills.”

    “I saw the task from another’s point of view.”

Competitive Prices, Flexible Session Plans

Contact Us

Contact Alzheimer's Association for a proposal 800-272-3900, or education@alznorcal.org

Learning Objectives

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Web-based training programs

Alzheimer’s Association Learning Academy

This online curriculum makes high quality dementia care training affordable, convenient and accessible to any professional working with the elderly. Eight self-paced modules are available. The fee is $20 per module and topics include:

  • Overview of Dementia
  • Communication
  • Medications for Behavioral Problems
  • Managing Difficult Behaviors
  • Working With Families
  • Elder Abuse Reporting Laws
  • Personal Care & Special Needs
  • Activities

Ready to learn? Click here to visit the online Learning Academy.
Or, for more information contact education@alznorcal.org or (650) 962-8111.

Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ®

Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ® is an online individual certification program that provides recognition for knowledge of quality dementia care practices.
The Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ certification program combines approved dementia care training with Alzheimer’s Association online certification exams. EssentiALZ offers two levels of certification— essentiALZ and essentiALZ Plus.

The essentiALZ exam tests knowledge of evidence-based dementia care practices that are promoted in the nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations.

EssentiALZ Plus requires more in-depth knowledge of Alzheimer’s care techniques and specialties. Individuals must be certified in essentiALZ prior to taking any of the essentiALZ Plus exams.

Visit www.alz.org/essentialz  to learn more.

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