Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care

Take the path to Certified Dementia Practitioner certification by registering for one of the above programs by visiting https://www.alternativesinalzheimerscare.com/shop/ and click on the course you would like to attend. Click on the shopping cart, view cart, fill out the registration form and make payment by Mastercard, Visa, or choose check payment. If you choose to pay by check, you will receive an invoice by email to be submitted for payment. Payment must be made prior to the start date of the course. Cost of each program is $225. If you have any questions regarding registration, you may reach Tammy at 508-861-6709 or tammy@altalz.com
Instructor: Tammy Pozerycki, MA, CADDCT, CFRDT, CDP, Owner, Consultant, and Educator.


NEW! Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care for Healthcare Professionals

Take the path to Certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner or attend to enhance your knowledge and expertise. The Certified Dementia Practitioner is the earned credential that recognizes the highest standard in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care education. The only way to provide successful dementia care is to understand the disease process and the significance behind the dementia related behaviors. Certification is essential for today’s health care professional as the dementia population continues to rise.

Who should attend:
All healthcare professionals, front line staff and students enrolled in health care related degree programs

You must attend entire all three sessions to be issued the certificate of completion. Student will be provided a student handout notebook. The power point presentation will not be provided. No laptops nor any form of videotaping will be allowed in this seminar.

Course Goals:
• To provide fundamental education on dementia and dementia care
• To enhance the quality of life of patients with a diagnosis of Dementia through education for front line staff and health care professionals
• Foster sensitivity and respect for the dementia client
• To teach communication techniques
• To provide sensitive approaches for assisting patients with activities of
daily living

Course Modules:
• Introduction to Dementia: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment
• Communication and Feelings
• Depression and Repetitive Behaviors
• Delusions, Hallucinations, Hoarding, and Wandering
• Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy, and Sexuality
• Personal Care: Pain, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Nutrition, Falls, and Sleep Disturbances
• Activities
• Environment
• Staff, Family Support, Abuse and Neglect Prevention
• Diversity and Cultural Competence
• Spiritual Care and End of Life Issues

Upon completion of the ADDC seminar, you will have 30 days to submit your CDP application to the NCCDP for CDP Certified Dementia Practitioner certification, IF you qualify. There is an additional fee for the CDP application, which will be provided to you in class. To see if you are eligible for certification, please visit www.nccdp.org/cdp.htm to view the 4 tracks. This course is but one of the requirements for those who qualify and are pursuing CDP certification or just come for the education.

8 Nursing CE’s are provided by the CEU network and information will be provided in class. There is a $32 fee that will be paid directly to the CEU network
8 CE's available for dental professionals according to 234 CMR, 8:04 MA Board of Registration in Dentistry 

8 CE’s provided to Activity Professionals through NCCAP
8 CE’s provided to Licensed Social Workers through Commonwealth Educational Seminars
8 CE’s provided to Licensed Mental Health Counselors through Commonwealth Educational Seminars (9 hours) $225

01/22 - 02/05                        5:30pm - 8:30pm                       T                       B
HLT 746 30                                    19551                                  HH 115

04/18 - 05/02                            5:30pm - 8:30pm                   R                       B
HLT 746 31                                      19552                             HH 112



NEW! Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care for First Responders

Take the path to receiving your Certification as First Responder - Dementia Trained (CFR-DT.) First Responder Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Curriculum is recommended for First Responders, Law Enforcement, National Security, Fire Fighters, EMT’s, Paramedics, Emergency Response, Prison Guards, and Private Security.
First Responder agencies across the country are increasingly receiving calls from older adults who are confused “searching for a child,” “asking to go home,” or “reporting a robbery.” There is an increase in calls from caregivers because their loved ones have wandered away from the safety of their home or institution. Often times, First Responders find themselves unsure of how to respond to a person with dementia. First Responders must be prepared to handle the challenges facing people with dementia. In order to be prepared for these challenges, all First Responders should have comprehensive training in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.

Continuing Education Credit approved through OEMS (6 hours for Basic, Advanced, & Paramedic)

Each participant receives a student notebook with excellent handouts about each module.

Upon completion of the seminar, each person receives a certificate of attendance. In the student handout notebook, a CFR-DT application is provided. You will have 30 days to submit your application to NCCDP https://www.nccdp.org to receive your certification as CFR-DT. Once you are issued a CFR-DT certification, you will need to renew every two years online.

You must attend entire session to be issued the certificate of completion. Student will be provided a student handout notebook. The power point presentation will not be provided. No laptops nor any form of videotaping will be allowed in this seminar. This course is but one of the requirements for those who qualify and are pursuing CDP certification or just come for the education. (6 hours) $225

Course Modules:
• Introduction to Dementia: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment
• Communication and Feelings
• Depression and Repetitive Behaviors
• Delusions, Hallucinations, Paranoia, Hoarding, and Wandering
• Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy, and Sexuality
• Recognizing Abuse and Neglect in the home
• Driving concerns in the elderly
• Staff, Caregiver, and Family Support
• Diversity and Cultural Competence
• Spiritual Care and End of Life Issues

02/15                    9:00am - 3:00pm                 F       Bedford
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05/01                       9:00am - 3:00pm                 W        Bedford
HLT 747 31                        19548


Last Modified: 12/3/18