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

Alzheimer's Disease Circle of Care: 10th Annual Conference for Families

DATE:  Saturday, November 8, 2014
TIME: 9 am - 4 pm
LOCATION:
Crowne Plaza Hotel
1221 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA

This annual education conference is designed to fit the needs of families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. It is also for professionals who would like to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, the challenges and hope for the future.

Featured Topics:

  • Latest Updates in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease 
  • Protecting Our Loved Ones (and Ourselves) from Financial Predators 
  • Compassionate Communication 
  • Caregivers & Early Stage Individuals: Speak Up! 
  • Take Control of Your Driving Future 
  • Music and Dementia

Online registration is now closed but a limited number of at the door registrations will be available. Please call 800.272.3900 for more information.

View the complete conference agenda here.

Respite care grants available. Contact Alexandra Mossis for an application: amorris@alz.org

For questions about the Circle of Care conference, please contact Blanca Vazquez-Arias at bvazquez@alz.org or 800.272.3900.

Understanding Memory Loss: Strategies for Success VI

The Alzheimer’s Association, in partnership with Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services and the Town of Yountville, present its sixth annual education conference in Napa.  This is a six-hour conference for family members and professionals that combine many topics relating to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  We hope that you will join us for this outstanding program.

DATE: Thursday, December 4, 2014
LOCATION:
Yountville Community Center
6516 Washington Street
Yountville, CA  94599

Co-Sponsored by:

Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services and Town of Yountville

Gold Sponsors: 
   
   

Silver Sponsors:
Emeritus at Villa Del Rey
Hired Hands Homecare
Home Instead Senior Care
Senior Helpers North Bay

Click here to get more information.

Click here to register today!


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
Click on titles for learning objectives:

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

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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