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.
Dementia Trainings for Direct Care Staff (Revised 6/8/15)
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. ACT on Alzheimer’s® has compiled a list of dementia trainings to help you find the right training for your needs.
In Person Dementia Training for Physicians, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners
This educational session is presented by a physician/provider and covers best practices across the care continuum for patients with dementia, including memory screening, medication and non-medication treatment, and patient and caregiver support. Email info@ACTonALZ.org to schedule a training.
This educational session is presented by a dementia expert and will cover best practices across the spectrum of Alzheimer’s care, including roles in identifying people with memory loss, working with providers on early diagnosis and quality care, and providing education, support and referral to the person and their care partners.
Email info@ACTonALZ.org to schedule a training.