National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners is open to all health care professionals, front line staff and First Responders who qualify for CDP® certification and are interested in learning comprehensive dementia education, who value dementia education training, who are committed to ending abuse and neglect and who value Certified Dementia Practitioner® CDP® certification.
The Council was formed to promote standards of excellence in dementia and Alzheimer's Disease education training to professionals and other caregivers who provide services to dementia clients. As the number of dementia cases continues to increase nationally and worldwide, there is a great necessity to insure that care givers , front line staff and health care professionals are well trained to provide appropriate, competent, and sensitive direct care and support for the dementia patient. The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners®, LLC was formed in 2003 by a group of professionals with varying work and personal experiences in the field of dementia care. Their backgrounds include Nurses, Regional Managers, Nursing Assistants, Consultants, Geriatric Care Managers, Psychiatry, Dementia Unit Managers, Alzheimer's Disease and related Dementia Care Specialist, Alzheimer's Disease Educators, Dementia Educators, Activity Professionals, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist,
Licensed / Certified Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, Dietitians, Pharmacists, Alzheimer's Disease Care Specialist, Long Term Care Administration, Support Group Leaders, Administrators, Owners, Elder Law Attorney's and Home Care Administration.
These talented and experienced individuals cover the broad spectrum of the health care industry and bring valuable life and professional experiences from Adult Day Care Centers, Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes, Hospice Agencies, Home Care Agencies, Independent Living Facilities, CCRC, Retirement Living, Senior Apartments, Senior Centers, Hospitals as well as professional boards and non profit associations such as the Alzheimer's Association.
The Council was formed to promote standards of excellence in dementia and Alzheimer's disease education to health care professionals, front line staff, caregivers, volunteers and First Responder's who provide services to dementia clients.
As the number of dementia cases continues to increase nationally and worldwide, there is a great necessity to insure that care givers, front line staff, health care professionals and First Responders are well trained to provide appropriate, competent, sensitive direct care and support for the dementia patient. Dementia education trains your staff to anticipate, plan and prepare for a crisis and action steps to take for crisis prevention.
Across the United States of America, the regulations are different from state to state for Alzheimer's Disease Units, Dementia Units, Memory Centers and Special Care Units. Some have extensive regulations for Nursing Homes and Assisted Living while other states may have no regulations.
State regulations governing Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Adult Day Care are also different in each state for the requirements for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Education. Some states have no requirements, some are vague, others require just two hours of education while other's are extensive.
The Goal of the NCCDP is to promote national standards for comprehensive and extensive Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Education, Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainers® CADDCT, Certified Dementia Care Managers® and Certified First Responders Dementia Trainers and Certified First Responders-Dementia Trained.
The NCCDP, LLC established in 2003 the CADDCT Train the Trainer class. This one day "live" class is recommended for the In-service Director or Educator to obtain certification as a NCCDP Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer CADDCT. The NCCDP certified trainer will utilize the NCCDP comprehensive Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care curriculum for their staff or student dementia education seminars and in-services.
The NCCDP certified trainers believe in the value of "live" training and the impact that training has on the staff to provide compassionate care, decrease incidences of abuse, neglect and educate staff on difficult behaviors, crisis intervention and crisis prevention because they have a better understanding of Alzheimer's disease and many types of Dementia and are than better prepared to deal with the day to day challenges. The CADDCT Train the Trainer seminars are offered nationwide.
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