Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Foundation of America

Dementia Care Professionals of America (DCPA) is a division of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) created specifically to offer training, certification, and education to professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and to develop proficiency in interacting with and providing care to individuals living with these conditions.


Are you a company looking to educate your workforce?

Are you a health care organization looking to get the word out about the services that you provide?

Are you looking to enhance the knowledge of your staff?

As our population continues to age, the need for specialized education can help you, your care setting, and your company improve how you deliver care.  AFA’s facilitators, can provide trainings to your direct and indirect care workers, administrative team, executive leadership and beyond.   We are also happy to provide workshops to the community members you serve.   To date, AFA has trained more than 16,000 individuals in best practices in dementia care.

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s content and courses are approved for continuing education hours by the following accrediting entities:

  • National Association for Social Workers
  • The New York State Board for Social Work
  • Association of Social Work Boards-New Jersey

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Trainee Testimonials

“I have been a clinician for 25 years and have gone to more seminars than I can remember.  Your training was one of the very best.  You were knowledgeable, engaging and thought provoking.” Nora O.

“The presentation and material was very usable, not just clinical. There were real solutions to help make the lives of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers, as well as the staff, better and less stressful. ” Jennifer D.

“Very informative, knowledgeable and clearly passionate and caring about this topic. Extremely helpful/useful. Excellent.” Arlene A.

“Well organized, relevant, interactive experience.” Melanie R.

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

“Beautiful, comfortable space to learn in. This is an amazing place where real licensed professionals are used to educate, connect to and provide a range of services, activities, and programs that’s very valuable to caregivers, their loved ones, facilities, and those working with older adults.” Sandra T.

“The professional staff at AFA has always been accessible and helpful.” Phyllis R.

“This presentation was truly informative, concise and thought provoking. Good ideas, suggestions, explanations, etc.” Noemi F.