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About professional training

The Alzheimer's Association is committed to helping professionals improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care to people with dementia and their families. Our training and education programs are geared to professionals working in both community-based and residential care settings.

Our programs and meetings have been attended by activity professionals, administrators, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and staff trainers. Many of our programs offer CEUs.

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Training programs

April 21, 2015 - Train the Trainer, Lancaster, PA

April 23, 2015 - Train the Trainer; North Huntindon, PA

May 6, 2015 - 4th Annual Early Stage Symposium - Harrisburg
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May 20, 2015 - Spring Education Conference - State College
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May 21, 2015 - Spring Education Conference - Pittsburgh, PA
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May 21, 2015 - Spring Education Conference - Wilkes-Barre
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June 9, 2015 - Train the Trainer; Meadville

June 18, 2015 - Train the Trainer; Scranton

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Web-based training programs

CARES: A Dementia Caregiving Approach

This affordable, Web-based program has six one-hour training modules that are geared primarily to direct care workers, particularly nursing assistants. Each module uses text and streaming video to illustrate how to best care for people with dementia living in residential care settings. Topics include:

  • Clara Jones and her Care Team
  • Introduction to Dementia
  • Understanding Behavior as Communication
  • Making a Connection with the Resident
  • Eating Well
  • Recognizing Pain
For a description of the modules, pricing plans and a free demo, go to http://www.caresprogram.com


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