International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners - www.nccdp.org/iccdp
National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners - www.nccdp.org

STOP TRAINING YOUR STAFF! IT'S A WASTE OF TIME! OR IS IT?

Certifications NCCDP / ICCDP offers:

Certified Dementia Practitioner®CDP
Certified Dementia Care Manager® CDCM
Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer CADDCT
Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer® CFRDT

NCCDP / ICCDP Alzheimer 's Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week - February 14-21 2014

Begin downloading free staff in-services which includes power point, hand outs, pre tests and post tests.

Click here for more information on the tool kit.

Click here to register for the tool kit and free inservices to download. The following is the press release. Please feel free to pass on to non-members.

National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners

Contact: Sandra Stimson CALA ADC AC-BC CDP CDCM Executive Director
103 Valley View Trail Sparta, NJ 07871 USA
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To: Publications Editors
To: Associations & Organizations: Executive Director's & Director's of Staff / Member Services and Director of Education
To: State Agencies staff, Federal Agencies staff and First Responder Trainers for city, county and state agencies
To: Nurse Educators / Educators, In-service Educators, Clergy & DON's, Executive Directors for Assisted Living Facilities and Campus, Nursing Homes, Adult Day Care Centers, Hospitals, Home Care Agencies, Private Duty Agencies & Hospice Centers, CCRC, Memory Care Centers, Rehab Centers, Hospitals, Psychiatric Centers, Senior Centers, Management Companies, Consultant Services, Senior Centers, Independent Living, etc
To: Professors, Instructors and Teachers for Trade Schools, Technical Colleges,
Universities & Medical Schools
To: Support Group Leaders and Volunteer Directors
To: NCCDP / ICCDP Members- Instructors, CDP®, CDCM®, CFRDT®, Associate and Corporate Members

Please let your readers, members and employees know about the following

Press Release: For Immediate Release
STOP TRAINING YOUR STAFF!
IT'S A WASTE OF TIME! OR IS IT?

Begin Downloading November 1st to March 15TH
For the sixth year, the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners is offering The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners / ICCDP Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week February 14th to the 21st offers Free Staff Training In-services and Tool Kit. The Tool Kit and In-services are free and available at www.NCCDP.org. The free tool kit and In-services includes many Power Point in-services to use for training your staff, family, volunteers and congregation. Begin downloading November 1st to March15th. Many of the in-service are designed to be taught in 30 minutes. Each year new in-services and topics are added to the archives.

The Tool Kit, In-services and the declaration by the NCCDP / ICCDP Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week February 14th to the 21st was developed to bring national and international awareness to the importance of providing comprehensive dementia education by means of face to face interactive classroom environment to all healthcare professionals, front line staff and First responders and to go above and beyond the minimum state, national or country requirements regarding initial dementia education and to require ongoing dementia education.

“Because when they know better, they do better.” Maya Angelou

Examples of NCCDP / ICCDP Staff Free In-services include:

  • Understanding CTE
  • Recognizing Anxiety in the Older Adults
  • Senior Bullying Across the Ages: Senior's Bullying Other Seniors
  • Understanding Pseudobulbar Affect PBA - Involuntary Outbursts of Crying and Laughing
  • Leading Age and Anti Psychotics Reduction
  • Brain Fog...Is a Legit Diagnosis!
  • Travel Guidelines for People with Dementia
  • The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
  • Improving Dementia Care-Reducing Unnecessary Antipsychotic Medications
  • Lewy Body Dementia: When it isn't Alzheimer's
  • Time Slips
  • Preventing Resident to Resident Altercations / Aggression
  • Broken Trust: Elders, Family and Finance-Financial Abuse
  • Sexual Violence in later Life
  • Do's and Don'ts for Dementia Gardens
  • Importance of Brain Games to Improve Cognition
  • Understanding Frontotemporal Degeneration
  • Fall into Fall - Fall prevention in-service for Dementia clients
  • Sexuality and Intimacy: A Guide for Dementia Patients in LTC Settings & Home Care
  • Project Life Saver - (Elopement What You Need To Know)
  • Your caregiver personality: Why it's a very important care giving skill
  • CAREGIVER RESOURCE: CARING FROM THE HEART
  • Life Review: Practice Techniques for Clients & Caregivers
  • Spiritual Care When Dementia Is Present: Holding Fast to the Memory of God
  • Free In-services includes power point, hand outs, pre test, post tests, answers, in-service evaluation and in-service certificates.
  • AND MANY MORE - click here to see a full list of inservices. Click here to register.

The free tool kit includes:

  • The free tool kit includes: Nurse Educator of the Year Nomination Forms
  • Nomination Forms for NCCDP / ICCDP Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week Contest
  • Proclamations for Governors, Senators and Mayor
  • Letters to the Editors Promoting Your Program
  • 97 Ways to Promote Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week
  • Promotional materials
  • Resources and Important Web Sites and much more

Currently there are no national or international standards regarding dementia education for all health care professionals, front line staff and first responders regardless of industry. President Obama passed The National Alzheimer's Plan NAPA that went into effect in 2012 which as one of its components will address dementia education. Also at the federal level, CMS sent Nursing Homes dementia education tools for CNA's training but a facility can use any training system they wish. Currently the regulations for dementia education are different from state to state and for each industry. The NCCDP / ICCDP recommends at minimum an initial 12 hours of dementia education for all staff. Throughout the year, additional dementia education should be provided that incorporates new advances, regulatory updates, culture change and innovative ideas. The NCCDP / ICCDP made it easy for the educators and in-service directors to provide training by providing free staff in-services to download.

The NCCDP / ICCDP promote initial live dementia education and CDP certification of all staff who qualify as Certified Dementia Practitioners (CDP®). The NCCDP / ICCDP recommend that at minimum there should be one Certified Dementia Practitioner® per shift. The NCCDP / ICCDP recommend a trained and certified Alzheimer's disease and dementia Care instructor certified by the NCCDP / ICCDP who will utilize up to date NCCDP / ICCDP training materials.

Caregivers are now asking if your staff has dementia education and the amount of education they have received. They are now asking if you employ CDP's? Many companies now add the CDP credential as part of the job description and is now included in the hiring practices for many disciplines. The CDP certification and dementia trained staff has become an important marketing aspect of services offered by a company and is a must in today's competitive market not only for the company to have the competitive edge but to insure well trained staff is providing compassionate and competent care. For the employee, who are CDP certified allows for opportunities for career advancement and accountability as a CDP.

The NCCDP / ICCDP recommends that all educators are certified Alzheimer's disease and Dementia Care Trainers CADDCT thorough the NCCDP / ICCDP Train the Trainer class. Trainers must use the most up to date training materials.

The NCCDP / ICCDP recognize the importance of educated and certified dementia unit managers and certifying the Dementia Unit Manager as Certified Dementia Care Manager (CDCM®). Dementia Unit Managers report, "They have received little training as a Dementia Unit Manager and many state they do not have current policy and procedures for dementia units."

Front Line First Responders and Law Enforcement need comprehensive Dementia training and the NCCDP / ICCDP provide Alzheimer's disease and Dementia Care training to First Responder and Law Enforcement educators and certification as Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer®.

The International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners was formed in 2012 to support the International community who also seek dementia education and certification for their front line staff and health care professionals.

The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners®, LLC was formed in 2001 by a group of professionals with varying work and personal experiences in the field of dementia care. The Council was formed to promote standards of excellence in dementia and Alzheimer's education to professionals and front line staff and other service providers who provide services to dementia clients. As the number of dementia cases continues to increase nationally and worldwide, there is a great necessity to insure that care givers are well trained to provide appropriate, competent, and sensitive direct care and support for the dementia patient. The goal of the NCCDP / ICCDP and ICCDP is to develop and encourage comprehensive dementia education, standards of excellence in the health care profession and compassionate delivery of dementia care services by health care professionals and front line staff.

 

Are you certified as a Certified Dementia Practitioner CDP?

NCCDP / ICCDP Alzheimer 's disease and Dementia Care Seminar:

This is the required seminar for those who qualify for Certified Dementia Practitioner CDP certification.

Are you certified? It is imperative that employees receive comprehensive Alzheimer's disease and dementia care training and CDP certification to provide competent compassionate care to the most vulnerable population, our elderly. Employers need to insure that your staff is providing the best person centered care possible. As a business it is important for you to stay competitive. Families are now asking you if your staff has received comprehensive Alzheimer's disease and dementia care education and if they are certified as CDP! Employers should be hiring CDP's for front line staff and health care professional's positions.

The NCCDP / ICCDP Alzheimer's disease and Dementia Care seminar is recommended for all health care professionals and front line staff who work in the health care industry including nursing homes, assisted living, adult day care, rehab centers, hospice agencies, home care agencies, hospitals, senior centers, CCRC's, independent living, boarding homes, psychiatric facilities, adult foster care homes, consultant companies, geriatric private practice, physicians private practice, pharmacy consultant agencies, Rehabilitation Services, Elder Care Attorneys Practice, CSA Consulting Practices, Professional Patient Advocates Private Practices, Alzheimer's Coaches Private Practice, government agencies and health care related associations.
This class is also recommended for those who teach health care related professions. Let's train our students about dementia before they enter the health care industry work force.

This is the required seminar for those pursuing CDP certification and who qualify for CDP certification. Or just come for the education. Everyone is welcome to attend the class but not everyone will qualify for the CDP certification. You can view the CDP application at http://www.nccdp.org/cdp.htm

To register see for seminars taught by the NCCDP / ICCDP Corporate Staff and to register online please see click here.

The following dates are being taught by the NCCDP / ICCDP corporate staff.

For a list of other dates offered by NCCDP / ICCDP Certified Alzheimer's disease and dementia care trainers CADDCT please click here to see the NCCDP / ICCDP seminar calendar
For a list of colleges and technical schools hosting the seminar please see: http://www.nccdp.org/colleges.htm

Goals of the seminar
Goals are:

  • To provide fundamental education on Alzheimer's disease and dementia and dementia care.
  • To enhance the quality of life of dementia patients through educating care providers.
  • Foster sensitivity & respect for the dementia client.
  • To teach communication techniques.
  • To provide sensitive approaches for assisting patients with activities of daily living.

Participants will

  • Have an understanding of dementia.
  • Identify common causes of aggressive, repetitive and sundowning behaviors and elopement in older adults.
  • Describe behavioral/care interventions that may be used to prevent, reduce or eliminate difficult care situations.
  • Describe challenges related to caregiver stress and utilize stress reduction techniques.
  • Learn alternative activity interventions that are success oriented and failure free.
  • Learn many more topics
  • Learn about resources
  • Receive a large hand out notebook in a 3 ring binder with tabs
  • Receive certificate of attendance in seminar

Modules covered are: Introduction to Dementia, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment, Communication and Feelings, Depression and Repetitive Behaviors, Paranoia, Hallucinations, Wandering, Hoarding, Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy and Sexuality, Personal Care, Pain, Nutrition, Activities, Environment, Staff and Family Support, Diversity and Cultural Competence, Spiritual Care and End of Life Issues and resources, web sites.

CEU's available for Activity Professionals, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator‘s and Social Workers. Ceu's for Social Workers are approved by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers.

If you don't see a location or date for your state consider bringing a NCCDP / ICCDP Certified Alzheimer's disease and Dementia Care trainer CADDCT to your next association state or national conference or company training.

Class times: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Hotel Conference Center locations to be announced
Price: $185.00 pp and there is a $75.00 cancellation fee.
Class includes a hand out notebook in a 3 ring binder with tabs

December 4, 2013
Orlando, Florida

December 13, 2013
Nashville, TN

December 10, 2013
Raleigh, NC

January 6, 2014
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

January 14, 2014
Providence, RI

January 31, 2914
San Antonio, TX

February 4, 2014
Philadelphia

February 11, 2014
East Windsor, NJ

March 14, 2014
Omaha, Nebraska

March 14, 2014
Bethesda, MD

March 29, 2014
Buffalo, NY

April 15, 2014
Grand Rapids, MI

April 17, 2014
New Castle, New Hampshire

April 23, 2014
San Diego, CA

May 13, 2014
Hartford, CT

May 22, 2014
Tarrytown, NY

May 28, 2014
Portland, OR  

June 5, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA

June 12, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah

June 17, 2014
Dallas

 

Attention Educators and Trainers:
Are you a Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer CADDCT?

“One person becoming a NCCDP / ICCDP Certified Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Care Trainer will impact thousands of health care professionals and front line staff through live dementia education which has a direct impact in the quality of care the staff provide to our elderly.”
NCCDP / ICCDP Sandra Stimson Executive Director 

Don't miss the last Train the Trainer class of 2013: Who should attend: Dementia Unit Managers, Corporate Trainers, Nurse Educators, In-service Providers, Regional directors, owners, consultants, Nurses, Social Workers, Activity Directors, PT, OT, Speech, Pharmacists, Dietitians, Administrators, Physicians, etc.

This class is also recommended for Trainers / Professors for Technical Colleges, trade school two year colleges and 4 year universities who have health care related professions that are certificate programs or programs leading to licensure. Let's train our students entering the health care industry in the area of dementia before they begin work.

The live seminar includes power point memory stick, over head copy notes, master hand out notebook, DVD, Text books, Pre Test Post Test, sample brochure, sample certificate, sample sign in sheet, information on building databases, CEU approval, and certification as a CDP and Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer CADDCT.
 To qualify for this class you need:

  • 4 year degree or an RN / LPN/ LVN or Trainer for technical college, trade school or 4 year university health care profession certificate or degree program
  • Experience in a health care setting or technical college, trade school or 4 year university
  • Licensed or Certified in a health care profession. Exceptions for Trainers working in trade schools, technical colleges, two year or 4 year colleges.
  • Experience presenting in-services or seminars

To download the Train the Trainer registration form please see http://www.nccdp.org/becomeapprovedinstructor.htm
Time: 7:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Location: Hotel conference centers to be announced

December 4, 2013
Orlando, Florida

December 13, 2013
Nashville, TN

December 10, 2013
Raleigh, NC

January 6, 2014
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

January 14, 2014
Providence, RI

January 31, 2914
San Antonio, TX

February 4, 2014
Philadelphia

February 11, 2014
East Windsor, NJ

March 14, 2014
Omaha, Nebraska

March 14, 2014
Bethesda, MD

March 29, 2014
Buffalo, NY

April 15, 2014
Grand Rapids, MI

April 17, 2014
New Castle, New Hampshire

April 23, 2014
San Diego, CA

May 13, 2014
Hartford, CT

May 22, 2014
Tarrytown, NY

May 28, 2014
Portland, OR  

June 5, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA

June 12, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah

June 17, 2014
Dallas

 

 

Attention Alzheimer's and Dementia Unit Managers!

Are you certified as a CDCM Certified Dementia Care Manager?

Certified Dementia Care Manager CDCM ®Seminar:

Who should attend: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Unit Managers who provide direct supervision and work in Assisted Living or Nursing Home. You must attend the Train the Trainer class first. The CDCM class will take place after the Train the Trainer class and is a 3 hour conference call. The class includes the CDCM Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Unit Policy and Procedure Manual. To apply for this class please download the application at http://www.nccdp.org/cdcm/seminardates.htm
To qualify for this class you must:

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Unit Manager in a assisted living or nursing home
  • Certified or Licensed in a health care profession
  • Nurse OR 4 year college degree
  • Experience in a assisted living or nursing home

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Products from Alternative Solutions in Long Term Care that NCCDP / ICCDP Endorses

I Remember Better When I Paint: Treating Alzheimer's Through Creative Therapies

Sensory Enrichment Calendar and Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Calendar

Wandering Committee Guidelines

Noise Study Quality Assurance

Sexuality in Long-Term Care Sexual Advances Toward Staff- DVD

Nutritional Concerns and Recommendations for Alzheimer's and Dementia : A guide for long term care and Dementia Units

Freedom of Sexual Expression: Dementia and Resident Rights in Long-Term Care Facilities DVD

Lost Alzheimer's Disease Search Management

Lost Person Behavior

Treating Alzheimer's Through Creative Therapies

Wandering Committee Guidelines

Validation Therapy-Communicating with the Alzheimer's Type

Dementia Care Plan Dictionary

Nutritional Concerns and Recommendations for Alzheimer's and Dementia: A Guide for Long Term Care

Wake Up

Reminisce and Relaxation Videos for Dementia

The Care Planning Cookbook for Activities and Recreation

Creating Moments of Joy Book

Activity Planning Work book for Dementia provides excellent activities for dementia.

Noise Study Quality Assurance

Memory Lane DVD
Memory Lane's family of products, from the creators of Baby Einstein® (now part of The Walt Disney Company) can transform caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's into a positive, uplifting experience on many levels

Grandfather's Memories To His Grandchild
Grandfather's Memories to His Grandchild is a beautiful record book that will be treasured for generations.

Validation Therapy Video -
Communicating with the Alzheimer's-type Population: The Validation® Method.

This practical documentary offers caregivers methods for communicating with disoriented very old people (probable Alzheimer's or related disorders).

Creating Successful Dementia Care Settings
Excellent set for long term care, assisted living, adult day care and home settings. Great practical advice.

Best Friends Book of Alzheimer's Activities, Volume Two

Best Friends Book of Alzheimer's Activities, Volume One

Psychosocial Care Planning Almanac

Weight Loss and Dementia Inservice

Affirmative Therapy for Caregivers CD

Affirmative Therapy for Memory and Cognitive Challenges CD

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