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Essentials of Dementia Care: Becoming an Effective Trainer

Date: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 12:00am to 12:00am

Date has yet to be determined!

Program Description: An estimated 4.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. The quality of life for persons with Alzheimer's disease is directly related to the relationship they have with their direct care providers. In order to provide quality care, direct care providers must be trained in dementia care. This training will help trainers and educators to develop effective dementia care training programs for their direct care providers and family caregivers. Participants in the training will learn creative ways to teach dementia care concepts as well as innovative strategies for incorporating training into everyday work. Participants will receive a training manual complete with presentations and interchangeable learning activities for implementation within their training programs.

Target Audience: This training is designed for professionals (i.e. Physicians, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Home Health, Area Agencies on Aging, Allied Health, Social Workers, Extension Agents, Staff Development Coordinators, and other health care professionals) who are responsible for implementing training in their care settings.

Continuing Education credit is available for Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Social Workers and CHES (pending approval).