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Professional Development in Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

Memory Care Director's Certification Course

September 20-22, 2022

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Professional Training and Education Certificate Programs

The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Foundation supports five major educational sessions annually along with other educational opportunities throughout the year. Educational programs offered by the ADFDN are targeted specifically for long term care providers and feature nationally known speakers and up to the minute topics. Special programs are also offered for the various professional care providers and are designed with their input.

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The Long Term Care industry is rapidly growing and the need for qualified healthcare professionals is increasing.  Along with the required education and experience, a healthcare professional must be able to demonstrate compassion and possess interpersonal skills to manage personnel issues. We offer trainings that will prepare you for a excellent career in Long Term Care.

Certification programs can be a life changing investment and great resource, they help provide acknowledgement for your skill set, which can be a significant benefit when it comes to landing certain jobs. Certificates are worthwhile investments because of the many advantages they can provide throughout your career.


  • Professional Development in Alzheimer's and Dementia Care/Memory Care Director's Certification 
  • Assisted Living Director's Certification 
  • Life Enrichment Director/Activities Director Certification Course
  • The Fundamentals of Gerontology for Health Care Professionals Certificate 

Benefits of Certificate Programs

  • Boost Efficiency                                                                          Specialized certificates can also help give your independent business a solid foundation. The advanced training, information, and knowledge you gain from specialized coursework can provide you with up-to-date tools that will allow you to manage all aspects of your work more effectively.

  • Increase Your Earning Potential

    The time and effort invested in professional certifications often results in increased income. 

  • Competitive Advantage

    When you have training that your competitors don’t, it sets you aside from everyone else. Certificates shows that you have a proven commitment to understanding and excelling in your profession. This can give you an advantage, which is particularly important in today’s economical market.

  • Grow Your Knowledge and Skills

    By acquiring new and updated industry information or techniques, you can improve current work habits that may be causing inefficiencies or quality issues with your output while increasing your competencies. This can help give you the skills and confidence to try something new such as establishing the groundwork to implement a more sophisticated working environment.

  • Establish Professional Credibility

    Certificates in your specialized areas demonstrates your commitment to superior professionalism and continued learning. These merits can help boost your professional credibility and prestige within your work environment.

Goals are:

  • To provide Fundamental Education in various areas in long term care.
  • Foster respect and sensitivity for the clients served
  • To teach communication techniques
  • To enhance the quality of life through educating care providers
  • To  provide Ethics and Professional Development
  • To Cultural Competency.
  • To learn to how to professionally manage long term care 
  • To begin to attain a more sophisticated and deep knowledge of geriatric care

Participants will:

  • Have an understanding of different areas of aging
  • Receive a Certificate of Participation for every class attended
  • Describe challenges about caregiver stress and learn stress-reduction techniques
  • Describe care/behavioral interventions that may be used to reduce, eliminate, or prevent difficult care situations.
  • Develop a Professional Leadership Skills
  • Identify aging process

The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Foundation has several activities with respect to its educational mission. The activities include teaching the fundamentals of Long-Term Care in various areas. This includes certificates in Gerontology, Assisted Living Administration, Memory Care Director’s Certification and the Life Enrichment Director’s Certification. The courses are supplemented by a variety of additional educational opportunities throughout each course. 

Please Note:

These certificate courses for professional growth and development of Leadership and knowledge in Long-Term Care for Healthcare Professionals. All programs are written and approved by the Alzheimer's and Dementia Foundation staff. It is not intended as a substitute for professional medical license of any sort. Always follow the policies and procedures of your organization and state in which you serve rules and regulations.

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