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Dementia Care Manager® (CDCM®)
Dementia Unit Manager / Supervisor
Best Practice Recommendations
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To provide minimum standards
and best practices for those holding
management positions and oversight
for Dementia Units. Oversight includes
at minimum, coordination, implementation
and development of existing and new
Dementia Units, best practices and
The manager / supervisor
of the dementia unit must be 21 years
of age and possess:
- 21 Years of age
- Completion of the NCCDP CADDCT course. This is a comprehensive Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia care education program which includes a minimum of 8 hours consisting of: Overview of dementia, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment, Communication, Feelings, Depression, Repetitive Behaviors, Sun Downing, Paranoia, Hallucinations, Wandering, Hoarding, Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy, Sexuality, Pain Management, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Nutrition, Activities, Environment, Staff Support, Family Support, Diversity and Cultural Competence, Spiritual Care and End of Life Issues. Evidence of completion is a certificate from NCCDP approved trainer.
- A Bachelors degree in a related health care field. Or LPN,RN or LVN
- One year experience overseeing a dementia unit.
- 3 years experience in a health care setting assisted living or nursing home.
- Certified or licensed in a health care profession.
- Meet all state and federal regulations regarding dementia unit managers where applicable.
- Meet the requirements of the CADDCT application.
- Meet the requirements of the CDP® application.
Upon completion of this course, the
student will be certified as a Certified
Dementia Care Manager®.
CDCM® Course includes:
1st Day: CADDCT: See CADDCT registration forms http://www.nccdp.org/becomeapprovedinstructor.htm Seminar for CADDCT is from 7:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. and includes Power Point disk for the NCCDP Alzheimer’s and dementia curriculum, over head notes, master hand out notebook, DVD, Text Books, Pre Test / Post Test for your staff, sample brochure, sample certificate, sample sign in sheet, Certification as a CDP® and Certification as an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer. This is a live class. Lunch and dinner provided.
2nd Part: This portion will take place via conference call and is 3 hours. The student will be provided a NCCDP Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Unit Policy and Procedure Manual. Upon completion the student will be awarded the certification as CDCM® Certified Dementia Care Manager®. Date and time of the call to be arranged during the 1st day of the Train the Trainer class. See CDCM® registration forms at http://www.nccdp.org/cdcm/purpose.htm