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Caring for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

A Habilitation Training Curriculum

The curriculum is a train-the-trainer model created to prepare attendees, already familiar with Alzheimer’s and dementia care, to train direct care staff in a wide array of care settings. The 7 hour training teaches attendees the 13 hour curriculum in best Habilitation Therapy practices. Modules include a PowerPoint presentation, discussion activities, lecture, and demonstration, role-play and group work.




  • Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Habilitation Therapy
  • Knowing and Understanding the Individual
  • Communication Skills: We Need to Know the Language
  • Does the Physical Environment Make a Difference?
  • Our Approach to Personal Care
  • Activity and Purposeful Engagement
  • Behavior as Communication: Understanding and Responding
  • Understanding and Working with Families 


Nursing (5.5 Credits): This program meets the requirements for nursing contact hours as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing – 244 CMR 5.04.


Activity Professionals (5.0 Credits): This program has been approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) for continuing education hours for activity professionals.


Social Workers (5.5 Credits): This program has been approved for 5.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 70313.


Successful Completion Requirements: Participants are expected to sign-in and out at each session, attend the entire program, and complete all evaluations.




9:00am – 9:30am           Registration and Check-in

9:30am – 4:30pm           Training



$300 per representative


The cost of the program includes CEU’s (offered to nurses, social workers, and activity professionals).

A 50% discount available to smaller community non-profits that are town, city, or state funded. Pre-approval required, please contact Sarah Dias at sdias@alz.org or 617-393-2019.


Scholarships Available

Scholarships available to non-profit adult day health agencies, non-profit home care agencies and technical high schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. For more information contact Sarah Dias at sdias@alz.org.

Support for these scholarship opportunities is provided by a grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

If paying with a credit card,  please register by selecting the training date below.

Waltham, MA

June 12, 2018Click to Register
Worcester, MA
March 28, 2018


Bedford, NH

April 5, 2018Click to Register

Springfield, MAApril 12, 2018Click to Register
Raynham, MAMay 9, 2018Click to Register