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Raising the Bar for Alzheimer's Disease Training, Dementia Training and Professional Dementia Certifications for All Health Care Employees, Front Line Staff and First Responders.

"Don't just meet the minimum state regulations regarding dementia education...exceed them!" Sandra Stimson, CADDCT® CALA, ADC, AC-BC, CDP®, CDCM®

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, Life Enrichment Coordinator, 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, Independent Living Communities, 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.

"We did the best we could with what we knew, when we knew better - we did better." Maya Angelou


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Residences at Deer Creek announces that seven of their team members are now certified dementia practitioners. They are: Karen Ayersman, executive director; Loveta Lee, director of resident services; Kathy Baker, memory support manager; Melissa Huffman, director of sales and marketing; Cynthia Horgash, director of life enrichment; Robert Petty, director of plant operations, and Natalie Simaga, director of social service.

Lowell Fein NCCDP Chairman of the Board acceptance speech at the NJ ACHCA Presentation of The Prestigious Administrator of the Year Award.

Lowell Fein selected as Distinguished Administrator of the Year 2015 by the NJ ACHCA. 

Congratulations Robin Arnicar CDP CADDCT Gir Her 2015 Charleston Leadership Award.

Congratulations to Michael Hotz LNHA, National Board member and Chairman of the American College of Health Care Administrators

Testimonial - I wanted to share that the feedback from DADS staff was very positive. They very much enjoyed the training. Your trainer was very professional and dynamic.
Thank you for providing us this opportunity! Michelle Dionne-Vahalik, MSN, RN Center for Policy and Innovation, Department of Aging and Disability Services

Congratulations to the State of Texas, Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Center for Policy and Innovation-Quality Monitoring Program for providing the CADDCT Certification Seminar to their Trainers.

Thank you to TX NADONA for hosting NCCDP Alzheimer's disease and Dementia Care Seminar and Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer seminar April 2015. 

Thank you to Beacon Institute / Lifespan Maryland for hosting the Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer and Alzheimers Disease Dementia Care seminar in August 2015. 

Thank you Michigan NADONA for hosting the Alzheimer's disease and Dementia Care Seminar.

Thank you Wisconsin Nurses Association for hosting our Recognizing Bullying Seminar 2015. 

Thank you Massachusetts Activity Association for hosting the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care seminar. 

Thank you Michigan NADONA for hosting the Alzheimer's disease and Dementia Care Seminar.    

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bulletNCCDP Online Learning
bulletLifespan / Beacon Institute Aug 13-14
bulletNTHCA Conference Aug 30, 2015
bulletLifespan / Beacon Institute Sept 3-4
bulletIL Activity Prof Association Sept 2015
bulletPost Acute Care Practitioners Conf 9-30
bulletCredit for National Provider Calls


bulletWhite House Conference on Aging
bulletMay-Older American Month-free resoures
bulletHappy LTC Administrator's Weeks
bulletNational Alzheimer's Disease Awareness
bulletWorld Alzheimer's Day September 21
bulletNational Nurses Assistant Week
bulletCMS Launches Improved Dementia Care
bulletCMS Effective April 18, 2014
bulletNew Memory Care Requirement
bulletBringing Joy to Dementia Care
bulletSocial Security Year Depleted
bulletAlzheimer's Disease/Dementia News
bulletCriteria for Possible Inappropriate Meds
bulletCoconut Oil as Alzheimer's Remedy


Alzheimer's Care Today Home Care Daily Nadona
Relias Learning LifeCare Centers of America
Golden Living Long Term Care Management Nurse Together
McKnights Long Term Care News Dorland Health Leading Age
Wesley Living Project Live Saver Alzheimer's Care Guide
Care-One A Senior Care Company Job Target Spring Hills Assisted Living
ALFA Isabella Geriatric Center Vetter Health Services
Gordon Social Work NCAP Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement
Legend Senior Living National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Therapeutic Recreation Directory
Dorland Health Patient Advocate Institute
Knoll Properties    

AFTD American Holistic Nurses Association ANNC Hartford Institute
Brightstar AGS ANA American Nurses Association Partnership for patients AMDA
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing NNSDO NAPCGM NADSA Commission for Certification for Geriatric Pharmacy CCGP
Maun-Lemke, LLC PDHC HealthCare Chaplaincy Design for Generations Med Gift
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry ACHE American College of Healthcare Executives AALNA American Assisted Living Nurses Association National Black Nurses Association American Academy of Nursing
Meals on Wheels Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurse Association NCCAP Direct Care Alliance National Association of Social Workers
NAPSA AASC International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing LGBT Aging Resources NCAPA
Wish of a Lifetime American Society of Consultant Pharmacists NFCA National Association of Health Care Assistants NAELA
Center for Guardianship Certification Nurse Executive Council GeroCentral American Academy of Nurse Practitioners American Academy of Home Care Medicine
Private Care Association Home Care Association of America Visiting Physicians Association NACO National Association of County Health Facility Administrators
National Network of Career Nursing Assistants Home Care Sales and Marketing Society AAH National Direct Service Workforce Resource Center  National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals
Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign Advocare ASHA National Council of Post-Acute Care Practitioners Activities Directors Association of MO


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