Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Foundation of America

AFA’s Signature Training Program 
AFA Partners in Care: Supporting Individuals Living with Dementia


Developed by AFA’s licensed clinicians and nationally-recognized healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals, this comprehensive training program will prepare all levels of professionals across sectors to feel comfortable and confident interacting with, and caring for, individuals with dementia.

Available on DVD or as a live classroom experience, as well as in-person training workshops, “AFA Partners in Care: Supporting Individuals Living With Dementia” is provides an overview of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and examines the importance of building relationships, recognizing behaviors as forms of communication, promoting safety and security, easing care transitions, and self-care.

This six-hour DVD underscores the importance of building relationships in dementia care and provides trainees with critical knowledge and skills, conveyed in a convenient, modular format. It also features perspectives and insights from renowned dementia care leaders and professionals, as well as families and individuals living with dementia. Individuals who complete the training and pass the associated exam may receive certification as an AFA Dementia Care Partner.

This training program is approved for 6 continuing education contact hours for licensed social workers by the National Association of Social Workers and the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work.

  • This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886446769-3742) for 6 Social Work-Pain and Symptom Management continuing education contact hours. *Note: New Jersey, Idaho, and Oregon do not currently recognize NASW National Approval. Applications can be submitted to NASW State Chapters. Michigan and West Virginia do not accept National CE Approval Programs and require individual program/provider application processes.
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0222.
  • This website is not affiliated with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (“VNSNY”).  For the VNSNY Partners in Care website, please go to

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