Fall 2018 Seminars

  Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Seminar

Locations: LaQuinta Inn & Suites   8:00 am – 4:30 pm


 Bellingham, WA  Date to be announced

 Statistics prove that nearly 50% of the residents of long-term care facilities have been diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease. This number will continue to grow. The only way to provide successful dementia care is to understand the disease process and the significance behind the dementia related behaviors.

If you are interested in taking the path to certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP), this is the pre-requisite class you will need to take.  To see if you qualify through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners go to:    NCCDP  and   Standards for CDP

Goals of this seminar are:

  • To provide fundamental education on dementia and dementia care
  • To enhance the quality of life of dementia patients through education care providers
  • Foster sensitivity and respect for the dementia client
  • To teach communication techniques
  • To provide sensitive approaches for assisting patients with activities of daily living.

Participants will be able to:

  • understand the process of diagnosing a person with dementia.
  • list 3 aggressive behaviors and methods of dealing with them.
  • identify how dementia & depression are related.
  • learn 3 therapeutic activities that can be used with people with late stage dementia.
  • understand 2 different techniques to help with sexually aggressive patients/residents
  • receive a certificate of attendance and .7 CEUs  (7 hours) for the day seminar.

Who should attend?   All health care professionals, front line staff, CNAs, home health aides, recreational therapists, activity professionals, social workers, nurses, rehab professionals, administrators, Dementia Unit Managers and or Supervisors who provide direct supervision of a dementia unit. This is intended for anyone who works with dementia clients in all health care and home care settings.

This “Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Seminar”  meets CMS’s “Focused Dementia Care Survey” in at least 6 areas:  8a, 8b, 8c, 10a, 10b and 10e.                                                      Click here for the survey:   CMS

IMPORTANT NOTE:  After taking this class you will need to submit an application to the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners for review and acceptance.   If you would like to have “CDP”  (Certified Dementia Practitioner) credentials after your name you will need to submit the application after this seminar.  You do not have to do this if the credentials are not important to you.  But it is an added credential that continues to demonstrate “Excellence” in care.  Click here for more information:   NCCDP

8:00 - 8:15Overview-Introductions
8:15 - 9:45Introduction to Dementia:
Diagnosis, Progression & Treatment
9:45 - 10:00Break
10:00 - 11:15Communication & Feelings
11:15 - 11:45Depression & Repetitive Behaviors
11:45 - 12:30Lunch (on your own)
12:30 - 1:45Delusions, hallucinations, hoarding & wandering
1:45 - 2:15Aggressive behaviors, catastrophic reactions & sexuality
2:15 - 2:30Break
2:30 -3:15Therapeutic Activities
3:15 - 4:00Diversity, cultural competence, and spiritual care
4:00 - 4:30Questions, evaluations and certificates


CTRS:    7 hours (.7 CE)   Included in registration for Recreational Therapists (CTRSs).   This session content is CE Pre-Approved by The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)  and the content meets the specialty certification area in Geriatrics”.

AD:  7 hours  Included in registration for Activity Directors and Assistant AD,  This session content is Pre-Approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals

CNA:  7 hours included in registration:  Approved through the Department of Social & Health Services:  WA State   #WA753340 

RN:  7 hours (.7 CE) approved for nurses.  The fee is $28 and information will be provided in class.  CEUs are provided through CEU Network.


TO Register please click   HERE

To schedule a seminar for your facility please email:  [email protected]

NOTE:  No on-site registration available.


Toll Free: 1-Eight hundred 757.0313

Mail in:

PO Box 2065
Mount Vernon, WA  98273

Click on the links below  for the  “Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care”  flyer to mail in.

Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Flyer 2018

For W-9 information please click here: W-92015

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