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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.

Refund Policy: There is no refund for cancellation within two weeks of training date. We are unable to transfer registration/payment to future training date.


Next training date will be offered in January 2019. Please check back for additional training dates.