“Someday there will be a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Until that day, continue with your dementia education. They deserve your best!”
Sandra Stimson NCCDP CEO
Benefits of Professional Certification:
The Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer® is the earned credential that recognizes the highest standard in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care education for those health care professionals and First Responders who are directly responsible for in-service and training. The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners® exists to establish credentialing mechanisms for validating proficiency in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care education. The CERTIFIED FIRST RESPONDER DEMENTIA TRAINER® organization ensures the highest standards in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care education through the training and certification process. The CFRDT® certification demonstrates the achievement of specialized training in the areas of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care. The CERTIFIED FIRST RESPONDER DEMENTIA TRAINER® is committed to educational programs and training that informs the CFRDT about new changes that influence the certification process.
The benefits of CFRDT certification are numerous to the health care professional trainers and First Responder trainers. The CFRD Thave taken the steps to complete comprehensive training in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care, have completed certification, and have the necessary educational tools to provide comprehensive dementia training to health care professionals, First Responders, Law Enforcement, EMT’s and Fire Fighters. CFRDT is essential for today’s First Responder and Health Care Professional who provide training. The dementia population continues to rise and health care professionals and First Responders need comprehensive training to deal with issues that arise as First Responders. The CFRDT certification recognizes the need for standards in the area of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia education for First Responders and health care professionals to provide quality services by trained health care and First Responder professionals.
CFRDT works to enhance the use of new methods, theories, and tools related to Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care practices.
CFRDT certification provides recognition, competency, and a commitment in the area of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care education.
CFRDT certification can assist with job advancement. CFRDT certification promotes the need for education from which all health care professionals and First Responders can benefit.
A Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer completes extensive training in the area of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care. In addition, the training includes comprehensive “Train the Trainer” resources in the areas of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. These resources include key aspects of dementia care including communication techniques, disruptive behavior interventions, and tools for addressing concerns such as wandering, aggressive behaviors, recognizing abuse and neglect in the home, and driving concerns.
There are numerous benefits to obtaining this professional credential both for you as an individual and to the First Responder or health care organization.
First Responders and health care trainers need the CFRDT certification for many reasons.
Additionally, A Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer is of benefit to the health care and First Responder community as these are trainers who have taken the added steps in learning and understanding the dementia patient/client and complications that arise with this diagnosis. It is a benefit to the community to hire trainers who have this certification. The CFRDT certification assists the employer in evaluating potential new hires, evaluate job performance, and motivate other employees who seek CFRDT (Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer ).
Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer® benefits for the health care professional and First Responders are:
Benefits to the health care organization in hiring CFRDT are:
Trust and knowledge in the CFRDT work.
Notice: While certification promotes and maintains quality, it does not license, confer a right or privilege upon or otherwise define the qualifications of anyone in the healthcare field.
"Don't just meet the minimum state regulations regarding dementia education...exceed them!"
Lynn Biot Gordon, LCSW CDP CADDCT CFRDT CMDCP, Chief Operations Officer NCCDP
Sandra Stimson, CADDCT CALA, ADC, CDP, CDCM, Chief Executive Officer NCCDP