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Dementia Care Professionals of America

AFA recognizes that as number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease continues to grow, so too does the need for dementia-specific training of our nation’s healthcare professionals. Achieving a nationwide culture of dementia care that is high-quality, empathetic, and person-centered demands that, as professionals, we continuously pursue opportunities to learn and grow.

Dementia Care Professionals of America is a division of AFA created specifically to educate healthcare professionals of all levels on best practices in dementia care. Whether you’ve worked in dementia care for decades, are looking to make a career change, or are an emerging professional, DCPA training will help you to develop the expertise and skills needed to be the best dementia care partner you can be.

To date, AFA has trained more than 13,000 individuals in best practices in dementia care. To learn more about AFA’s professional training, click here.

 

Trainee Testimonials

“Very informative presentation – provided a very good foundation that was clear and concise.”
– Danielle W.

“An excellent training on a vital issue that will need more and more attention as the population ages.”
– Joseph G.

“Information was very informative especially the resources available to caregivers.” – Kathleen C.

“Great training. Done with heart and care.” – Temmi M.

“The presentation were very informative, knowledgeable and clearly passionate and caring about this topic. Extremely helpful/useful. Excellent.” – Arlene A.

“Presentation was well organized and informative. I look forward to attending future presentations by the facilitators.” – Anet R.

“Great program enjoyed the modules – learned a lot – will enjoy being up dated on new trends in dementia care” – Christine D.

“This resource is very helpful and will provide support and information to a lot of people/communities, I would like to bring it to my company.” – Corazon R.

“This workshop helped me to understand that compassion, acceptance, tolerance, and socialization are very important to helping the individual with dementia and Alzheimer’s.” – Kathy G.

“This training was very informative and interesting. It has helped me gain more empathy for my patients dealing with dementia, as well as my grandmother who I have guardianship due to her dementia. The presenter was engaging and amazing.” – Tiffany J.

“Excellence in service training on Alzheimer’s & Dementia.  I highly recommend for all Dementia Care providers.” – Elana P.

“It is a very interesting and educational training about Dementia.  I got a lot of information and gained lots of knowledge during this training.  Thank you for making it fun and understandable.” – Monica C.