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Caring for People with Alzheimer's Disease

A Habilitation Training CurriculumCaregiver

The newly revised 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.

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:

Watertown, MA
  • February 6, 2014
  • June 5, 2014
Plymouth, MA
  • March 11, 2014
Springfield, MA
  • May 2, 2014
Berkshires, MA
  • TBD
Worcester, MA
  • March 18, 2014
Bedford, NH
  • March 26th, 2014

Day Of Schedule:

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

Attendee must complete entire day or training to receive certificate of completion and CECs.

Cost:

$300 for one representative ($150*)
$550 for two representatives ($275*)
$200 for each additional representative ($100*)

* The cost of the program includes CECs (offered to nurses, social workers, activity professionals and nursing home administrators). Non-profit rate available to smaller community non-profits that are town, city, or state funded.

To Register

Complete the online electronic registration form or call Sarah Wiederhold at 617.868.6718 Ext. 2024.  You will receive confirmation prior to the program.  If the class is filled, you will be informed of other available dates. 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.