Certified Dementia Care Manager® Standards

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Completion of a comprehensive Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia care education program by a “live” instructor 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 therapeutic recreation, social work, psychology, gerontology, health care administration or related health care field. Or LPN and or RN.
Successful completion NCCDP approved CDCM® training course which includes: Dementia unit best practices, policy and procedures and Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia care 8 hour course.
Certified as Certified Dementia Practitioner® in good standing with the NCCDP and or Dementia certification from a nationally recognized organization. NCCDP reserves the right to deny any application.
Certified as a Certified Dementia Care Manager® in good standing with the NCCDP.
Current certification, registration, or license in a health care profession and good standing with the governing body and/or approved graduate degree from an accredited college or university.
At minimum 3 years health care experience working directly with geriatric population.
At minimum 1 year health care experience in a management role.
Must meet all local health regulations, state and federal regulations where applicable.
1 year experience providing training or in-services to health care staff.