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Friday, July 18, 2014

Get trained in dementia basics

Activities directors and other healthcare professionals here is a great dementia resource for caregivers and healthcare professionals.


Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be


Here is a way for nurses administrators, social workers and other health care  professionals to get an easyceu or two


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Do you provide care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer's?

The Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ™ certification program is a convenient way for individuals to be recognized for learning quality dementia care practices.

About essentiALZ


The essentiALZ program combines selectHealthCare Interactive® CARES® onlinedementia care training with Alzheimer’s Association® online certification exams. The essentiALZ program was developed to recognize the knowledge of any caregiver who fulfills the certification requirements, regardless of whether they are paid or unpaid for their care of people with dementia.

training topic areas


EssentiALZ offers two levels of certification for individuals— essentiALZ and essentiALZ advanced. Topics covered in the exams are as follows:

  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Understanding Behavior
  • Communication
  • Person-centered Care




  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Understanding Behavior
  • Communication
  • Person-centered Care
  • Making a Connection
  • Eating Well
  • Recognizing Pain
  • Minimizing Falls
  • Rethinking Wandering
  • Minimizing Restraints




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