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Customized Training

Our training modules can be customized to cover any area related to the care and support of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, their care partners, families and greater community. In these experiential and interactive classes, you will learn Best Practices care philosophy where you will gain Awareness and Knowledge of how the person with Alzheimer’s/Dementia sees, hears, feels and communicates. You will learn new Skills, Techniques and develop competency to help those you care for manage their daily challenges and live more successfully with memory loss.

We can help your organization meet your State Regulations regarding Dementia training of staff including but not limited to, The Join Commission Standard HR.01.05.03 and for example the State of Colorado Code of Colorado Regulations 6 CR 1011-1 Chapter 07; 7.9, 25.12 & 25.14


Training Methods

We use a wide variety of training methods to engage and stimulate participants and tap into their varied learning styles, experiences and proficiency. These include but not limited to the following:

  • Hands-On, experiential and interactive exercises

  • Case Studies- using your “real life” experiences

  • Fun for participants – Games

  • Video Clips –  with Teepa Snow tips

  • Presentations and Discussion

  • Demonstrations

  • Small group work & Interaction

  • Competency based testing at the end of each module

  • Handouts


    Training Courses

All courses are customized and tailored to meet your specific needs and State and The Joint Commission requirements.

Courses or modules included but are not limited to the following:

  • What is Alzheimer’s/Dementia


Types of Dementia, signs and symptoms, risk factors, progression of the disease, how effects the Brain

  • Normal Aging/ Not Normal Aging


How the person with Alzheimer’s/Dementia experiences their world

  • Stages of Alzheimer’s/Dementia


GEMS ™, FAST and other rating scales: What to expect and how to respond/approach at each stage

Solutions for the special needs of late stage Alzheimer’s/Dementia

  • It’s All in Your Approach


Teepa Snow’s Hand under Hand™ and building care partner skills: Positive Physical Approach™

Learning real-world strategies for developing Person-Centered Care approach

  • Improving Communications and Cueing (When words no longer work)


Overcoming barriers and identifying unmet needs. Explore how communications take place with someone with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, learn to interpret both verbal and non-verbal body language messages given by someone with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, and identify strategies to help connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Supporting meaningful interactions

  • Challenging Behaviors


Learn how to assess and become a detective to understand common triggers that may lead people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia to behave in a challenging way. Learn specific skills to respond to behaviors that staff find challenging (aggression, walking, refusing help, bathing/showering, Sundowning, toileting, mealtime, personal cares, inappropriate sexual expression and others.

  • Non-Pharmacological approaches to care

  • Activities Based on Resident Abilities

  • Care Coordination

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