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Alzheimer's Care Academy™

Web-based training for professionals

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Conference & Training Calendar

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


Central Valley Alzheimer's Caregiver & Wellness Conference in Spanish

Saturday, July 8, 2017
8 am - 1 pm
Moments of Blessing House of Prayer Church of Fresno
378 W. Fallbrook
Fresno, CA

FREE EVENT! Everyone is welcome


  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Managing Routine and Emergency Medical Care
  • Caregiving Journey, Making the Best of It to How to Be a Better Caregiver
  • Understanding Behaviors
  • Community Resources

To register call Gina Torres 559.224.9154

Light breakfast provided.

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Conferencia Del Valle Central Para Cuidadores del Alzheimer y Bienestar Personal

El Sábado 8 de Julio del 2017
8 am - 1 pm
Moments of Blessing House of Prayer Church of Fresno
378 W. Fallbrook
Fresno, CA

Todos Son Bienvenidos


  • La Enfermedad de Alzheimer’s
  • Como Manejar el Cuidado Medico y de Emergencia
  • Como Ser un Buen Cuidador
  • Entendiendo los Comportamientos de la enfermedad
  • Recursos en la Comunidad

Para Inscribirse, llame a Gina Torres 559.224.9154

Estacionamiento Gratís

Se ofrecerá un desayuno ligero

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1st Annual African American Alzheimer's Caregiver Forum

Saturday, July 8, 2017
1 - 6:30 pm
Moments of Blessing House of Prayer Church of Fresno
378 W. Fallbrook
Fresno, CA

Topics of Discussion:

  • The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Research Updates: Latest in Alzheimer’s Treatment and Research
  • Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body
  • Accessing Local Community Programs and Services

To register please contact Gina Torres at 559.224.9154 to register today.

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Alzheimer's Care Academy™


Upcoming Care Academy Training:
Monday, August 7, 2017
9 am - 5 pm
Check in opens at 8:30 am
Stanislaus County Veterans Center
3500 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA 95355
To register please call the Alzheimer's Association at 916.930.9080

Thursday, September 28, 2017
9 am - 5 pm
Check in opens at 8:30 am
Cascades of Grass Valley
415 Sierra College Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95945
To register please call the Alzheimer's Association at 916.930.9080

This comprehensive, full day training will cover:
• Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
• Communication and the Influence on Staff Behavior
• Successful Strategies for Managing Difficult Behaviors
• Helping with Hygiene and Personal Care
• Sexuality and Intimacy in the Long Term Care Setting
• Creative Approaches to Activity Programming
Alzheimer's Care Academy
Pre-registration required. Continuing education units available.

Train for Results
"Nov 2016  I just want to express my gratitude for a great class that your Professional Training Specialist provided at El Camino Hospital. All I heard was praise from all the attendees. Everyone thought that the class was amazing based on written and verbal feedback. The tips on communication and strategies on how to approach an individual with dementia are what the staff thought were valuable information for their practice. Everything that she taught could be translated at the bedside, which would benefit the patients and their significant others tremendously. What staff valued the most about the class was the role playing and the real-life situations that she described, which gave them a frame of reference. The use of the videos got raved reviews, as well. A nurse from the night shift approached me today and told me that she used the techniques she learned while interacting with a patient with frontotemporal lobe dementia. She said that her interventions worked, especially when the patient told her that he wanted to go home. She said that she was teaching her co–workers at night the strategies they can use on these patients. Thank you so much for a great class! The staff learned a lot from the class."

Mae Dizon, DNP, RN, NP, ANP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, NICHE Program
El Camino Hospital

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

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 8 hours*, covering either:

Alzheimer's Care Academy 8 hour training includes all 7 topics:
• 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

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

Trainings are available as one initial 8-hour training, two 4-hour trainings, or three 2.5-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, or from the modules below:

• Enhancing Mealtime: Awareness and Practice (2 Hour)
• Reducing Pain: Awareness and Practice (2 Hour)
• Mouthcare without a Battle (2 Hours)
• End of Life Care (3 Hours)

Continuing Education

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

  • Licensed Marriage Family Therapists (LMFT) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW). Approved by the  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #63035). Course meets the qualifications as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • 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 amorris@alz.org 

Learning Objectives

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Web-based training programs

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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Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.