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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
||Certified as a Certified Dementia
Care Manager® in good standing with
||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
||At minimum 1 year health care
experience in a management role.
||Must meet all local health regulations,
state and federal regulations where
||1 year experience providing training
or in-services to health care staff.