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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.

October 28, 2015 - Engage-Ignite-Transform Education Conference - Erie, PA
November 4, 2015 - Making an Impact in the World of Dementia Care - Grantville, PA
November 5, 2015 - Making an Impact Education Conference - Scranton, PA
November 17, 2015 - The Changing Face of Dementia Education Conference - Pittsburgh, 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.


Thursday Oct 27, 2015
Juniper Village
1930 Cliffside Dr.
State College, PA  16801
Deadline for registration: October 20th
send registration for both to

December 2, 2015
Arden Courts Jefferson Hills
380 Wray Large Rd.
Clairton, PA 15025
For information, contact Amy Dukes at

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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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