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Alzheimer's Care Academy™

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


** Mountain View**
Cuidando con Respeto

Date: Saturday, November 14 & 21, 2015
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center
270 Escuela Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94040
A FREE two-day workshop taught in Spanish for Latino family caregivers of
older loved ones with memory loss
  • Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia
  • Learn about the different stages of this complicated disease
  • Learn ways to help your loved one and understand difficult behaviors
  • Learn to take care of yourself as a caregiver and to share your experiences
This is a two-part workshop – please plan to attend both sessions
Adult day care assistance available
Spaces are limited – registration is required. Please call Sandra Green at 408.372.9919 to reserve your space or to request more information.

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** Foster City**
Alzheimer's Disease Circle of Care: 11th Annual Conference for Families

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Registration: 8 am - 9 am
Conference: 9 am - 4:15 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel 
1221 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404

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.


  • Technology Tools for Family Caregivers
    Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Consultant, Family Caregiver Alliance
  • Successful Strategies for Addressing Sleep Challenges in Dementia
    Mehrdad Ayati,MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center
  • Avoiding Crises in Dementia
    Sarah Dulaney, RN, MS
  • Increasing Happiness & Quality of Life Despite Life's Challenges
    Elizabeth McMahon, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
  • And More!

For more general inquires, help with registration or for a scholarship please contact Blanca Vazquez-Arias at or 408.372.9922

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Pauline Martinez at or 408.372.9951

Respite Grants Available:
If you prefer another respite care site or in-home-care, you may apply for our Alzheimer’s Association Respite Grant Fund.  Please do not apply for funds to cover your existing caregiver- the grant is intended to provide the means for those who need the respite coverage for the purposes of attending the conference.   If you qualify, the Alzheimer’s Association will pay the respite caregiver directly, up to $300 for one day.  Contact Alexandra Morris for an application: , 800.272.3900

This conference is Co-presented by:

Presenting Sponsor:

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** Yountville**
Understanding Memory Loss: Strategies for Success VII

Date: December 3, 2015
Time: 8:30 am - 4 pm
Yountville Community Center
6516 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599
The Alzheimer’s Association, in partnership with Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services and the Town of Yountville, present its seventh annual education conference in the Napa Valley. 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.
We recommend dressing in layers as the temperature in the conference venue can vary.
Cancellation/Refund Policy: Refunds will be made only if request is received in writing by Monday, November 23, 2015. Fees include continental breakfast and lunch.

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Alzheimer's Care Academy™

Upcoming Care Academy Training:

No training are currently scheduled.

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

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

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 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  to learn more.

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