The Alzheimer’s and
Assisting Healthcare Professionals in Providing Quality Care
Professional Training and Education Certification Program
Welcome to the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Foundation training and education certification programs for Healthcare Professional and Caregivers. We offer advanced, appealing, and hands-on educational and training programs to healthcare professional and caregivers.
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What Training Do I Need?
In most states, direct care staff must complete at least 24 hours of continuing education within the first year of employment. Staff providing hands-on care in a Specialized Memory Care Unit or working directly with persons with Alzheimer’s must have at least 8 hours of training related to dementia care.
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Professional Development in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Certificate
This certificate course will give you basic information about Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Affecting millions of people every day, Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death. Every 67 seconds, someone in the US develops Alzheimer's.
By 2050, the number of people 65 years old and above with Alzheimer's disease may nearly triple. From 5 million, it can increase to as many as 16 million people.
The Professional Development in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Certificate is aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of healthcare professionals. This course is also intended for healthcare administrators and non-clinical staff working with individuals with dementia.
This course will provide you basic information about Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementias. Here, you will gain knowledge and valuable insight for giving better care for individuals with these conditions. At the end of the course, you will be equipped with several techniques to that can help you improve the lives of those who you serve.
The class includes supportive learning, interdisciplinary teaching, and exposure to leaders in aging applicable to your workplace. The three-day class meets on the second Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday every month at various locations.
This course is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of a licensed neurologist or physician additional assistance when caring for an individual with dementia.