Alzheimer’s and Dementia Education Series and Certifications

Alzheimer’s Care Management Certificate

Take all three Dementia Certificate classes and qualify for the Alzheimer’s Care Management Certificate. 

This certification combines the knowledge from all three Dementia Certificate programs together for 16 hours of interactive training to teach the skills necessary to manage Alzheimer’s disease over the long continuum. Designed for professionals to gain the confidence and ability to effectively work with individuals and families in both the community and facility setting.

*16 CEs offered for RN/LPN, LICSW, LMHC and psychologists
Cost: $320.00 and 16 CEs, includes materials  

Students who have earned their Dementia Certificate Level One from Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services after August 2014 can apply those training hours towards earning their Alzheimer Care Management Certificate. 

Call (508) 775-5656 to register and schedule your classes.

Dementia Certificate Level One: Fulfilling Massachusetts Regulations

This eight-hour interactive Dementia Certificate program meets the requirements of 105 CMR 150.024 for the specialized care of residents with dementia in a facility. It is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of all professionals working with individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Topics include:

  • Overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
  • Communicating and connecting with residents
  • Techniques and approaches to care
  • Person-centered care
  • Understanding the needs of the family
  • Dietary needs of residents
  • Social needs and activities
  • Recognizing and responding to caregiver stress
  • Preventing, recognizing and responding to abuse and neglect

*8 CEs offered for RN/LPN, LICSW, LMHC and psychologists 
Cost: $160.00 and 8 CEs, includes materials

Dementia Certificate Level Two: Behavior and Medication Management

This four-hour program is designed for those professionals who are looking to advance their clinical knowledge in managing challenging behaviors and medication management associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia, both at home and in the workplace. Program includes class participation with case studies.

Prerequisite: Dementia Certificate Level One
*4 CEs offered for RN/LPN, LICSW, LMHC and psychologists 
Cost: $100.00, includes materials 

Dementia Certificate Level Three: Advanced Problem Solving

Advanced Problem Solving: Challenges in Alzheimer’s Care

This four-hour program is designed for those professionals who are looking to advance their clinical skills to solve problem behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia both at home and in the workplace. Program includes class participation with case studies.

Prerequisite: Dementia Certificate Level Two
*4 CEs offered for RN/LPN, LICSW, LMHC and psychologists 
Cost: $100.00, includes materials 

Class Schedule

Register by mail, fax, call (508) 775-5656, or register online.

 2017 Schedule

Dementia Certificate Level One: Fulfilling Massachusetts Regulations January 20 and February 3, 2017 Old Colony Elder Services, 144 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301  PDF  
Dementia Certificate Level Two: Behavior and Medication Management February 17, 2017 Old Colony Elder Services, 144 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301  PDF  
Dementia Certificate Level Three: Advanced Problem Solving March 3, 2017  Old Colony Elder Services, 144 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301  PDF  

 

Staff Development Offerings Educational Packages

Design your own educational package to suit the needs of your staff or choose from an extensive list of subjects all addressing current trends in the delivery of dementia care. Topics may include:

  • Overview of dementia – prerequisite
  • Empathic communication
  • Managing challenging behaviors
  • Managing ADLs sexuality & dementia
  • Activities for persons with dementia
  • Arts & Alzheimer’s programming
  • Creating a therapeutic & supportive environment (for facilities)
  • Adapting the home environment for safer care
  • Spirituality and caregiving
  • Overview of Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss
  • Caregiver wellness in Alzheimer’s care
  • Specialized techniques for dementia
  • Understanding challenging behaviors

Fees:

  • One class - $250
  • Two classes - $475
  • Three classes - $700
  • Four classes - $800

Class time = 1 hour

For more information or to schedule an in-service for your staff, call (508) 775-5656 or email HopeAcademy@HopeHealthCo.org.

*Commonwealth Educational Seminars provides accreditation. Nurses, social workers, mental health counselors and psychologists are eligible for CEs. For all other professions, please check with your licensing board regarding acceptance of our certificate of participation towards CEs.  For more information click here.

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