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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.

November 16 -Early Stage Conference - Lock Haven, PA
November 17 - Living Well with Alzheimer's - Wilkes-Barre, PA
November 18 - Unite, Excite, and Engage - Erie, PA
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November 30 - Southeast Region Fall Education Conference - York, PA
December 1 - Southwest Region Fall Education Conference - Cranberry, PA

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Training programs

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter is pleased to offer
Caring for People with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Habilitation Training Curriculum

Our Chapter’s Master Trainers present a Train the Trainer Curriculum created to prepare attendees, already familiar with Alzheimer's and dementia care, to train direct care staff in a wide array of care settings.
In a one day session, we will provide your trainers with the tools and the knowledge to return to provide your staff with up to 13 hours of a consistent, vetted curriculum that has been taught in a variety of care settings for 20 years, and has been recently updated to incorporate feedback, group work, and handouts.



Wednesday October 19, 2016
Northern Tier Career Center
120 Career Center Ln Towanda, PA 18848
To register, contact Jeff -

Thursday November 3, 2016
State College
Juniper Village at Brookline
Wellspring Memory Care
610 W. Whitehall Road, State College, PA 16801
To register, contact Hilary -

Friday November 18, 2016

Weatherwood Manor
896 Weatherwood Lane Greensburg, 16501
To register, contact Judy-

Friday December 9, 2016
Location TBD
To register, contact Candy -

Thursday December 8, 2016

Springhill Senior Living Community
2323 Edinboro Rd. Erie, PA 16509
To register, contact Jill -



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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

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Alzheimer's Association

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