"Society is judged by how it treats its citizens,
in the dawn of life, in the shadow of life
and in the twilight of life" Hubert Humphrey
CFR-DT Certified First Responder-Dementia Trained Certification for First Responders
How Do I Obtain This Certification?
The first step is to complete the Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia Care 6 hour live seminar.
The second step is to send in your CFR-DT application that is provided to you in the ADDC seminar.
The ADDC Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia Care seminar is recommended for First Responders, Law Enforcement, EMT's and Fire Fighters, Prison Guards, etc.
The ADDC seminar is a 6 hour live seminar taught by CFRDT Certified Trainer using the NCCDP ADDC curriculum.
In the year 2011 began the senior population explosion and the number one diagnosis among the elderly is dementia. As there are over 60 kinds of dementia, First Responders must be prepared to handle the challenges facing their citizens with dementia. Law enforcement and First Responders agencies across the country will see an increase in calls concerning elopement, abuse and neglect in the private homes. In order to be prepared for the challenges, all Law Enforcement should have comprehensive training in Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.
The First Responder training consists of a 6 - hour training. The seminar is taught by certified CFRDT Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer. The seminar includes the following modules: Introduction to Dementia (Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment), Communication and Feelings, Depression and Repetitive Behaviors, Paranoia, Hallucinations, Wandering, Hoarding, Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy & Sexuality, Dementia & Driving, Activities, Staff and Family Support, Recognizing Abuse and Neglect in The Home, Diversity and Cultural competence.
Each participant receives a student notebook with excellent handouts about each module. Upon completion of the seminar, each person receives a certificate of attendance. In the student handout notebook a CFR-DT application is provided. You will have 30 days to submit your application for CFR-DT. Once you are issued a CFR-DT certification, you will need to renew every two years online. For information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Do I become a CFRDT Trainer?
CFRDT Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer
We recommend you complete the CADDCT Certified Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia Care Trainer certification seminar first. This is a one day 12 hour seminar. The CADDCT seminar includes power point on memory stick, student handout notebook, instructor notebook, text books, video on sexuality and staff concerns, pretest and posttest, sample brochure, sample class certificate, sample sign in sheet, information on how to apply for CEU’s, where to obtain databases, how to market, what you should charge for your services, certification as a CDP and CADDCT. Once you are a CADDCT you can apply for CFRDT. You will renew the CADDCT certification every two years which includes the CDP certification.
There is no training class for CFRDT. The CFRDT includes the power point on memory stick which is the ADDC curriculum, student handout notebook and instructor manual. Your students (First Responders) who complete the ADDC seminar may apply for CFR-DT Certified First Responder-Dementia Trained. For information please email email@example.com.
To view the CADDCT application please see certification and download the CADDCT application. The CADDCT application will include dates, locations, price and information.