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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 educations programs are geared to professionals working in both community-based and residential care settings as well as law enforcement and first responders.

Approaching Alzheimer’s: Make Your First Response the Right Response

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter offers a two-hour training program for individuals working as first responders. The program covers wandering, driving, firearms, shoplifting, abuse and neglect, and disaster response. Classes provide evidence-based strategies for interacting with individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias and are scheduled by appointment with all segments of law enforcement and first responder agencies. For more information, contact Rob Hulstra at 417.886.2199.

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
  • The CARES Approach
  • Making a Connection with the Resident
  • Eating Well
  • Recognizing Pain
  • Minimizing Falls
  • Rethinking Wandering
  • Restraints

For a description of the modules, pricing plans and a free demo, go to


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