Dementia Trainings for Direct Care Staff
The value of understanding Alzheimer's disease and dementia is immeasurable for staff who care for people living with the disease. Direct-care workers, such as nurses, nurse aides, home health aides, and personal- and home-care aides, make up the majority of staff who deliver health care services to older adults, including those with Alzheimer's or other dementias. These workers have demanding, and important jobs. Often, they have not received the training needed to provide quality dementia care. When direct-care staff do receive training, research shows positive benefits.
Effective January 1, 2016, the state of Minnesota has a dementia training law setting standards for staff working in housing with services settings. ACT on Alzheimer’s® has compiled a list of dementia trainings to help you find the right training for your needs.
Access a List of Dementia Trainings for Direct Care Staff
Developed by leading experts in Minnesota, this 10-module curriculum can stand on its own or be integrated into complementary education offerings. Educators, practicing professionals, and students across multiple disciplines will benefit from advancing their knowledge of dementia.
Access the Dementia Curriculum Modules
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Optimal Care of Memory-Impaired Persons [Webinar]
This webinar helps providers understand when and how to apply practice tools in their day-to-day work with patients, including managing functional changes and behaviors that can complicate care and negatively impact outcomes. CME credit available.
An A-Z Guide for Working with Patients with Memory Loss and Dementia [Webinar]
This webinar trains care coordinators on optimal dementia care, including cognitive
screening, medication and non-medication treatments and understanding caregiving risks and support strategies along the care continuum.