Transforming Quality Dementia Care

High quality training drives the transformation of quality care. Research, as highlighted in the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations, has demonstrated that person-centered care training is associated with reduced dementia-related behaviors (Chenoweth and colleagues, 2009), improved interaction between staff and residents (Spector, Orrell, and Goyde 2013) and increased job satisfaction (Barbosa, Sousa, Nolan, & Figueiredo 2015).

Providers who purchase and train their staff with a training recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association are eligible to purchase the essentiALZ® certification. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Association in accordance with the Dementia Care Practice Recommendations, essentiALZ tests direct care providers knowledge of evidence-based and person-centered care for individuals living with dementia.

The following trainings have been recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for successfully incorporating the evidence-based, Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication:

How to certify your staff

Providers who purchase and train their staff with a recognized training by the Alzheimer’s Association are eligible to purchase the essentiALZ certification.

Each essentiALZ product contains a number of individual certification exams.  To purchase an esssentiALZ certification exam package that best meets the needs of your organization, select from the following options below:

Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Certification Exams 25

$1,250.00

Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Certification Exams 50

$2,000.00

Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Certification Exams 100

$3,500.00

Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Certification Exams 150

$4,500.00

Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Certification Exams 250

$6,250.00

Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Certification Exams 500

$10,000.00


Learn more about the Alzheimer's essentiALZ certification (PDF)