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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.


Dementia Care Practice Recommendations

Join the Alzheimer’s Association Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter for a special presentation on Dementia Care Practice Recommendations. This event is for post acute care providers in the community.

The Dementia Care Practice Recommendations were developed to better define quality care across all care settings, and throughout the course of the disease. These recommendations are for care providers who have a unique opportunity to change the way individuals and families experience living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias by incorporating these recommendations into their normal practice.

1.5 CEU’s / No cost to register

The Alzheimer’s Association is approved for the State Board of Social Work Examiner CEU #1119 to provide 1.5 CEU’s
for Social Workers. This activity has been submitted for approval for 1.5 contact hours for nurses

This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for Continuing Education for 1.5 total participant hours from NAB/NCERS.

This activity has been submitted for approval for 1.5 contact hours for Activity Professionals. NCAAP preapproval number pending.

Denton, Texas             June, 26, 2018

Ennis, Texas                June 28, 2018

Paris, Texas                  July 16, 2018

Longview, Texas          July 19, 2018

Tyler, Texas                  July 24, 2018

Sherman, Texas            July 26, 2018

Plano, Texas                 August 14, 2018

Dallas, Texas                August 23, 2018

For more information, please contact Kathy Shockley at 214-540-2434 or


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Dementia Certification

The essentiALZ program combines approved dementia care training with Alzheimer's Association certification exams.  Offered completely online, this program uses a variety of interactive techniques and features real people with dementia and their caregivers.  

The training is offered in four separate courses, beginning with Basics and including Advanced level, Behaviors and Activities of Daily Living.   Developed in conjunction with HealthCare Interactive CARES® program, the Basics and Advanced Care is one of three trainings recommended by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for long term care facilities to meet new nursing aide training requirements put forth as part of Section 6121 of the Affordable Care Act. For more information please click here.

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Professional Caregiver Class

This program provides the professional caregiver with the training and skills to care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.  This class covers the following topics:

  • About Dementia
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Communication Strategies
  • Managing Difficult Behaviors

Classes are held Quarterly, please check the calendar for class dates and times.  A minimum of twenty-five people is required for each class. Call 800-272-3900 to register or schedule a class for your employees. 

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"Why Should Employers Care?"

“Why Should Employers Care?” a resource for executives on supporting their employees impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. This material comes to you from the Alzheimer’s Association; corporate executives; Human Resource experts; attorneys specializing in labor and benefit law; individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia and their caregivers.

Click here for more information.

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Alzheimer's Association

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