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Advanced Dementia Care Specialist Certificate

Gain the knowledge you need to provide high-quality care to people with advanced dementia. Our program helps you develop practical skills you can deliver with confidence and compassion.

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  • Addressing Sexuality and Intimacy Needs (Live Online)
  • Applying a GEMS(R) Approach (Live Online)
  • Developing Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills (Live Online)
  • Enhancing Care with Speech and Language Pathology (Live Online)
  • Managing Pain and Emotional Distress (Live Online)
  • Medical and Palliative Care Collaboration (Live online)
  • Meeting Spiritual and Cultural Needs (Live online)
  • Sleep Problem Strategies (Live Online)
  • Summer Institute on Advanced Dementia Care: The Impact of Trauma (Live online)

Certificate requirements

Complete all of the following within two years of starting the program, for a total of 53 continuing education (CE) hours:

  1. Take any eight of our one-day classes, each of which earns you five continuing education (CE) hours.
  2. After completing your eight classes, write a final paper (three to five pages) on one of them. You will receive details about this assignment ahead of time.
  3. Attend the Summer Institute on Advanced Dementia, which earns you 13 CE hours. The next institute takes place June 11, 2021.

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