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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


2016 San Francisco Chinese Alzheimer’s Forum (English/Cantonese bilingual)

Saturday, July 16, 2016
1:30 - 4:30 pm
San Francisco Main Library
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Have you ever experienced memory problems? Do any of your family/friends suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, or are overwhelmed by the caregiving tasks? Welcome to a free English/Cantonese bilingual health seminar. Come join us to get an update on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, diagnosis, management and care options, community resources, and relevant issues about social security benefits.


  • Caregiver Sharing Experience
    Helen Zhao, Family Caregiver
  • Care Options for My Aging Loved One
    Emily Poon, Aegis Garden
  • Diagnosis and Management of Dementia
    Dr. Kate Possin, UCSF Memory and Aging Center
  • What You Need to Know About Social Security Benefits
    Emen Tom, SF Social Security Administration

 RSVP 408.372.9926, or xiaorong.ou@alz.org


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2016 舊金山華人阿滋海默症論壇 (英/粵雙語健康講座)

1:30 - 4:30 pm
San Francisco Main Library (舊金山總圖書館) 
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

您有沒有經歷過記憶力的問題?您有親人或朋友正在經歷阿滋海默症及相關失智症的困擾,或為照顧患者而感到不勝負荷嗎?歡迎參加我們免費的英/粵雙語健康講座。照護阿滋海默症患者的過程,常常需要做很多的選擇,很多時候大家並不清楚怎麼做出最適合的選擇。在這場論壇裡,將有專家為大家講解阿滋海默症和相關失智症的最新知識,如何選擇相關的資源, 以及了解政府相關的福利。


  • 砥礪前行,且行且珍惜
    趙惠香, 失智症家屬照護者

  • 何處覓援手--照護年邁親人的各種選擇
    潘惠賢, 樂敘之家

  • 失智症的診斷及醫護管理
    凱特·波西恩, 加州大學舊金山分校記憶與衰老中心

  • ]社會安全福利知多少
    譚許綺雯, 舊金山社會安全局


http://education.kintera.org/SFchineseforum2016 or 408.372.9926, or xiaorong.ou@alz.org




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10th Annual Chinese Alzheimer’s Forum (Presented in Mandarin)


Sunday, August 7, 2016
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Intel Auditorium
3600 Juliette Ln
Santa Clara, Ca 95054
  • The Warm Memory of My Father
    Mandy Guo
  • Sleep in Aging and Dementia
    Dr. Steven Chao, MD, PhD. Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurological Science, Stanford University School of Medicine; Staff Neurologist, VA Palo Alto Health Care System
  • Legal and Financial Planning- 12 Mistakes to Avoid
    Geoffrey Lee, JD
  • Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
    Peining Chang, ACSW, Community Outreach Manager, Alzheimer’s Association Northern CA & Northern NV

Contact: Contact: 408.372.9943, pchang@alz.org


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第十屆華人阿滋海默症論壇 (以普通話進行)


下午1:30- 4:30
Intel Auditorium
3600 Juliette Ln
Santa Clara, CA 95054
  • 再次溫暖我的手–懷念我的父親 過曼
  • 睡眠與失智症
    趙壯志醫師,史丹佛大學醫學院臨床教授, Palo Alto VA Health Care System
  • 遺愛不遺亂- 法律規劃的重要 李傑夫律師
  • 了解失智症行為及因應辦法
聯繫: 408.372.9943, pchang@alz.org
報名: http://education.kintera.org/chineseforum2016

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Family Forum: Revitalize, Connect & Live Well

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
9 am - 4 pm
South Reno Methodist Church (near Galena High School)
200 DeSplain Lane
Reno, NV 89511

Cost: $10 per person, scholarships available

Come join us for our Family Forum, designed specifically for care partners, featuring experts in the field of Alzheimer’s disease!

Collin Ross
The Power of Music

Elizabeth Edgerly, Ph.D./Jacob Harmon, MA
Creating a World Without Alzheimer’s

Michelle Deetken, Ph.D. 
Holistic Nutrition, Healthy Living, Exercise

John Smith, Attorney at Law
Power of Attorney Planning

Nancy Schier Anzelmo
Honoring the Person, Promises and Practices

Deadline to register is August 16, 2016

To Register call 800.272.3900 or email dhund@alz.org

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Alzheimer's Care Academy™

Upcoming Care Academy Training:

No trainings are available at this time.
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 norcal-education@alz.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 norcal-education@alz.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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