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US Alzheimer’s Association offers new training, certification for caregivers [GET AHEAD]

The Alzheimer's Association® has launched a new training program with a certification exam aimed at educating professionals in long-term and community-based care settings — including assisted living and in-home care — on current evidence-based, person-centered practices to care for people living with dementia.

The program is based on the association’s Dementia Care Practice Recommendations, a set of evidence-based, person-centered dementia care practices to define quality care across all care settings and throughout the course of the disease.

The three-hour online training program is a self-paced curriculum for new and experienced care professionals. It features five modules that intersect most directly with daily care, including: Alzheimer's disease and dementia; Person-centered care; Assessment and care planning; Activities of daily living; and Dementia-related behaviors and communication

The program includes access to essentiALZ, an individual certification exam developed based on the practices put forth in the Dementia Care Practice. Pricing for the program, including the exam, is $59.99 for an individual user and less for multiple users.

Read about the Alzheimer’s Association’s Dementia Care Practice recommendations here,


Learn more and purchase the training program and exam here,


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