National council of certified Dementia Practitioners

Making a positive difference in dementia is our priority.

For over 20 years, we’ve empowered those who work in the eldercare community with knowledge, compassion, and empathy, striving to make a positive difference in dementia care.

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Certified Dementia Practitioner

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Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer®

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The certifications offered by NCCDP are open to many different individuals -ranging from home healthcare to first responders and more.

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In addition to CADDCT™ , NCCDP offers other certifications. They include Certified Dementia Practitioner® , Certified Dementia Care Manager®, Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer®, and more.

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NCCDP and trainers provide seminars in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care throughout the United States, NCCDP also provides online continuing education opportunities for its members.

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Become a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer™! Train others and prepare the front-line staff and health care professionals to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner(CDP).

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NCCDP History

The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, LLC was formed in 2003 by Lynn Biot Gordon and Sandra Stimson with varying work and personal experiences in the field of dementia care.

These professionals ultimately created NCCDP to promote standards of excellence in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease education to health care professionals, front line staff, caregivers and more.


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Celebrating and Supporting Staff Education

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Celebrating Activity Professionals

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