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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.

Click here for professional webinar education.

Dementia Webinar Series 2017 - 2018

Join us for a series of webinars that address how to provide care that recognizes values and is responsive to diversity -- in culture, sexual orientation, family support, and more -- among people with dementia. You will learn about key factors to consider in meeting the needs of older adults with dementia, who are not just increasing in number but also in diversity. Taught by Dr. Cordula Dick-Muehlke, this webinar series promises to empower you with the knowledge to achieve person-centered dementia care that effectively responds to under-addressed aspects of diversity in those you serve.

January 18, 2018 | Does Ethnicity Make a Difference in Behavioral Expressions?
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | 1-hour presentation, 30 minutes open discussion

February 8, 2018 | Meeting the Dementia Care Needs of the LGBT Community
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | 1-hour presentation, 30 minutes open discussion

March 8, 2018 | Spouse, Adult Child, or Other: Caregiver Relationship Makes a Difference
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | 1-hour presentation, 30 minutes open discussion

April 12, 2018 | Don't Forget about the Impact of Your Residents' Spiritual Traditions on Care
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | 1-hour presentation, 30 minutes open discussion

PRICE: $79 LeadingAge CA member / $99 non-member
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): CEUs have been submitted for one (1) hour CEU, per webinar, NHAP/P, RCFE/dementia, BRN, LVN, BBS

TO REGISTER:  Contact Margaret Morneau at or 916.469.3371.  Webinar log-in information will be sent once payment has been received.

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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

Dementia Care Training for Team Leaders

This program provides guidance for those who supervise others involved in the care of people with dementia: nurses, unit coordinators, administrators, activity directors or others in leadership positions. After this training you will be able to:

  • Identify and implement methods to facilitate teamwork.
  • Select and use improved communication and supervisory practices.
  • Identify techniques and deliver meaningful feedback to members of your team.
  • Recognize and create an environment that motivates staff.
This course costs $25 per person and volume discounts are available. For a free demo and to register, go to: The Dementia Care Training for Team Leaders site.





Alzheimer's Association

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