Dementia Trainings

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care

2018 Certified Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care Trainer Seminar

This is the required seminar for educators seeking trainer certification.

Who should attend: Inservice Directors, Staff Development/Educators, Department Heads, Consultants. This training is applicable to those who work in nursing homes, assisted living, adult day care, hospitals, home care agencies, hospice agencies, associations, management companies, government agencies and learning institutions.

Eligibility requirements apply (see pg. 4 of the application)

Date: July 31, 2018 Time: 7:30am-7:30pm EST - breakfast & lunch provided

Location: JW Marriott, 10 S. West St. Indianapolis, IN 46204

The seminar includes the following; ADDC curriculum on power point memory stick, instructor notebook, student handout notebook, text books, video on sexuality and staff concerns on memory stick, pretest posttest for your students, sample brochure, sample certificate, sample sign in sheet, how to apply for CEUs, marketing information and certification as a CDP and CADDCT.


  • Registrations received by May 31: $2,300
  • Registrations received between June 1 - July 24: $2,500
  • Registrations will not be accepted after July 24.

7 CEUs are available for Administrators (NAB pending), IN Licensed Social Workers, and Nurses.

Click here to register. Once registered, download and complete the required application, available here.

For more information, contact Katie Niehoff at or 317-616-9028.

2018 Dementia Capable Care 

This unique staff development opportunity empowers the entire dementia care team to work cohesively and provide care based on an individual’s best ability to function. The course content is rooted in Claudia Allen’s Cognitive Disabilities Model, the Theory of Retrogenesis, and Kitwood’s Person-Centered Care. Participants gain the practical skills and confidence to make tangible improvements to their organization’s memory care program. Therapists and care partners who complete the One-Day Foundation Course and pass an online post-test within six months earn Dementia Care Specialist Certification. For more information, click here

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Thursday, October 18, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM daily

Location: Hampton Inn Downtown across from Circle Centre Mall, 105 South Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46225

Course options and fee:

One-Day Foundation Courde: $280
Two-Day Foundation & Care Partner Applications Course: $560 
Three-Day Instructor Cetification Program: $1899

To register and to learn more, click here.

2018 Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminars

Take the path to certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.  This day-long course is the required seminar for those pursuing CDP® certification and who qualify through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.  To see if you qualify, please visit the NCCDP web site at or just come for the education. Click here for more information. 

7 CEUs for HFAs and Social Workers

CEU Network can provide Nursing CE Contact Hours for the course

Fee: $175/IHCA Members. $250/Non-Members.* Registration fee includes student handout notebook. Continental breakfast and lunch provided. Certification application fees apply. The April 16 and July 31 attendees will receive a discounted certification application fee since those courses are in conjunction with a state conference.


April 16 - French Lick. Click here for more inforatmion or to register. (This course precedes the 2018 IHCA/INCAL Spring Conference)

July 31 - Indianapolis. Click here for more information or to register. (This course precedes the 2018 IHCA/INCAL Convention & Expo)

October 24 - Fort Wayne. Click here for more information or to register.

CARES Online Dementia Care Training and Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ Certification



American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living are happy to introduce HealthCare Interactive's CARES Dementia Basics & Advanced Care online training program and the Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ ceritification program. 

CARES is a convenient online dementia care training program that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's ideal for night, weekend, and part-time staff, as well as rural areas without access to quality in-person training. You simply purchase online, activate a "product key," log on using directions provided, and complete the training. You then use your completion code on the Alzheimer's Association website to take an exam to become certified.

The CARES Approach: A Person-Centered Approach for Dementia Caregivers

Connect with a Person - Communicate or do something meaningful with the person. Mention. some piece of personal information every time you talk to them. For example: "Hi James, did you tell me you used to work for the post office? Weren't you a postman?" This will help put the person at ease and make your job easier.

Assess Behavior - Think about all behavior as a form of communication. Ask yourself what it could mean. Observe the person carefully, and try to understand what they may be experiencing from his or her point of view. It may help to get input from family or other members of the care team.

Respond Appropriately - Try an approach based on what you observed or "assessed." You may need to change or adjust your approach wit the person several times depending on the response. Remember to maintain the connection with them. Focus on his or her strengths.

Evaluate What Works - Look to see if the person responds positively. Did they smile? Does he or she seem at ease? If not, think about what might work better, and return to the 'Connect with the Person' step.

Share with Others - Tell members of the care team, including family members, if you found something that worked well or that didn't work. For example: "I noticed that talking to James about his post office job really brought a smile to his face. He didn't even complain about getting dressed today."

Those who complete the program will receive a certificate of Knowledge of Dementia Care.

Each time you purchase a CARES online training program including essentiALZ certification, use Purchase Code AHCA10 and you will save 10% off of any individual or site-license purchase.

These courses meet federal requirements for dementia training in long term care.
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For more information on these courses, please contact Katie Niehoff at or 317-616-9028.

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