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Caring for People with Alzheimer's Disease

A Habilitation Training CurriculumTrain the Trainer

The curriculum is a train-the-trainer model created to prepare attendees, already familiar with Alzheimer's and dementia care, to train direct care staff in a wide array of care settings. The 7 hour training teaches attendees the 13 hour curriculum in best Habilitation Therapy practices. Modules include a PowerPoint presentation, discussion activities, lecture, and demonstration, role-play and group work.

Nursing (5.5 Credits): This program meets the requirements for nursing contact hours as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing - 244 CMR 5.04.

Activity Professionals (5.0 Credits): This program has been approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) for continuing education hours for activity professionals.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 5.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 70313.

Successful Completion Requirements: Participants are expected to sign-in and out at each session, attend the entire program, and complete all evaluations.

Module Topics:

  • Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Habilitation Therapy
  • Knowing and Understanding the Individual
  • Communication Skills: We Need to Know the Language
  • Does the Physical Environment Make a Difference?
  • Our Approach to Personal Care
  • Activity and Purposeful Engagement
  • Behavior as Communication: Understanding and Responding
  • Understanding and Working with Families

Training Dates:

Bedford, NH
  • November 16, 2017
  • April 5, 2018
Raynham, MA
  • October 12, 2017
  • May 9, 2018
Springfield, MA
  • April 12, 2018
Waltham, MA
  • November 7, 2017
  • February 6, 2018
  • June 12, 2018
Worcester, MA
  • March 28, 2018

Day Of Schedule:

9:00am - 9:30am           Registration and Check-in
9:30am - 4:30pm           Training


$300 for one representative
$550 for two representatives
$200 for each additional representative

A 50% discount available to smaller community non-profits that are town, city, or state funded. Pre-approval required. Online payment is not available at this time.

The cost of the program includes CEU's (offered to nurses, social workers, activity professionals and nursing home administrators).

Scholarships available to non-profit adult day health agencies, non-profit home care agencies and technical high schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. For more information contact Sarah Dias at sdias@alz.org.

Support for these scholarship opportunities is provided by a grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

You will receive confirmation prior to the program.  If the class is filled, you will be informed of other available dates. Please note a minimum of ten registrants required to hold the class. In case of cancellation, you will be notified one week before training.

After you register, you will receive information via e-mail in regards to payment. Please note online payment is not available for this class.

Questions: Contact Sarah Dias at sdias@alz.org or 617-868-6718 ext. 2019

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