2018 Testimonials.

"Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilled execution. It represents the wise choice of many" Author Unknown

"Don't just meet the minimum state regulations regarding dementia education...exceed them!"
Sandra Stimson, CADDCT CALA, ADC, AC-BC, CDP

Thank you for being the best part of NCCDP

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Date: September 12, 2018
Location: Philadelphia, PA
NCCDP Corporate Trainer Nellie Stolarz Vice President Corporate Training

"I learned how to train health care professionals in an inclusive and informative way. I look forward to using the in-services. I learned more information on support groups and that this organization now offers an online training. I was not displeased with anything, but I would love to learn more about Regulations within the state and recent changes mentioned in group."
Michelle Peterson, CADDCT, CDP, CTRS

"Marketing techniques, CADDCT process, excellent overview of all aspects of dementia care. Personal experiences were a nice touch – a lot of info was covered and Nellie held my interest the whole time."
Cara Scheetz, CADDCT, CDP, Director

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Date: August 9-10, 2018
Location: Columbia, MD (Beacon Institute)
NCCDP Corporate Trainer Nellie Stolarz Vice President Corporate Training

"Nellie did a great job! She kept my attention and most importantly, she was realistic. Before coming to this class I just wanted my CDP (Certified Dementia Practitioner) certification, but now I would love to work for NCCDP as a CADDCT (Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer)!"
Tyona Sagastizado, Life Enhancement Coordinator

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Date: August 9-10, 2018
Location: Columbia, MD (Beacon Institute)
NCCDP Corporate Trainer Nellie Stolarz Vice President Corporate Training

"Presenter was amazing! I really enjoyed it and learned so much!"
Tina Morrell, CTRS

"Nellie was very helpful with marketing information, and just observing her style. I'll be following her instructions and I was inspired to keep learning, to look at future options."
Susan Winnick, CADDCT, CDP

"I enjoyed speaking with other professionals to compare experiences. Nellie was very informative of this topic."
Janee' Owens, CADDCT, CDP

"I learned that sexuality is taboo to healthcare and it's very important to teach in Dementia/Alzheimer's units. I was very pleased with the seminar."
Tymika Coleman, PCHA, LPN, CADDCT, CDP

"Some of the material presented I have had in other trainings, but was happy to learn more."
Rena Atkinson, CADDCT, CDP

"The program/presentation was great. The instructor was phenomenal!"
Rosalind Wright, RN-BC, CNHA, CADDCT, CDP

"It was awesome!"
Cristina Isoya, CADDCT, CDP

"The activity and the preventions of clients who wander are definitely useful in my facility/community."
Shu Zhang, RN, CADDCT,CDP

"It was great"
Ola Sharif, CADDCT, CDP

"I love how personable the presenter was; this made the class much more entertaining and interesting."
Alexandra Compton, Sales Director, ALM

"I am blessed and feel empowered to give and protect my patients with Dementia with dignity and respect. Very educative session. I thank my employer for offering this learning experience."
Irene Ayieko, LPN

"Knowledge that I can go back to my job to share with my co-workers. It was all good."
Pyrita Robinson, GNA

"This class was awesome! Wish my entire staff came."
Katharine Taylor, BSN, RN, DON

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Date: June 23, 2018
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
NCCDP Corporate Trainer Rachelle Blough Vice President Corporate Training

"Loved this program – Crammed with information, ideas; grateful for the books – This is a powerful boost to my mission of helping healthcare people assist with making life better for people with Dementia."
Cheryl Barnes, CADDCT, CDP, RN

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Date: July 10, 2018
Location: San Antonio, TX
NCCDP Corporate Trainer Denise Scruggs, Vice President Corporate Training

"There was so much information that was pertinent to my professional and personal life. I will be able to positively impact my work environment and community with the knowledge I obtained today."
Robin Tillmon, CADDCT, CDP, BSN

"I think this will help me train the nursing homes we work with. Homes need this training and I can provide this which will also set us apart in the marketplace. It was excellent. Very enjoyable. I got so many ideas!"
Wendy Grimes, CADDCT, CDP, LNFA, MSN

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Date: June 19, 2018
Location: St. Louis, MO
NCCDP Corporate Trainer Denise Scruggs, Vice President Corporate Training

"There were a lot of practical strategies for dealing with various challenges. There was also a lot of useful resources shared to further explore various topics. I also thought the specificity of covering the variety of dementias was valuable."
Ann Marie Mohr, MA

"Great learning with so many topics. I’m new in Dementia/Alz. My nursing background has all been OB & ER. This part of my career is new in last 1.5 years. I love all resources, stories, life events. Lots of things to use in my communities and developing the staff to have better care for our residents."
Terri Mitchell, RN, MSN

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Date:  June 5, 2018
Location:  Orlando, FL
NCCDP Corporate Trainer Nellie Stolarz  Vice President Corporate Training

"In depth discussion of complex aspects of dementia care and management that will enable me to better serve our institute and community.  Gained many new insights and ideas for future investigation; also researchable topics."
Cheryl Brandi, CDP, CADDCT, ARNP, NP-C

"Since I already hold my CDP, the bulk of the coursework was familiar to me.  But, I did receive some new information/resources I will make use of.  Particularly information about CDCM & First Responder training, hoarding assessment tool, PELI-NH, dementia care mapping."
Susan Kane, CDP CADDCT

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Date:  June 9, 2018
Location: Boston, MA
NCCDP Corporate Trainer Danielle Micale  Vice President Corporate Training

"As staff developer this information provides me with an organized, complete dementia training program that will allow qualified staff to become certified.  This will help me help the company become more competitive in a highly competitive area."
Kim Murphy-Borucki, CDP, CADDCT, RN, BSN

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
CDCM Certified Dementia Care Manager Certification Seminar
Date:  June 4, 2018
Location: Conference Call
NCCDP Corporate Trainer David Bahamonde  Vice President Corporate Training

"David was an excellent teacher.  He helped us stay engaged and was very positive about our comments which was very affirmative.  The 3 hours FLEW by! We talked and shared; the manual was very thorough – easy to follow and full of great ideas and support to do my job better.  Every corner was turned and covered very thoroughly."
Lillian Adrian, CADDCT, CDCM, CDP, ADC, BS

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Date: March 21, 2018
Location: Indianapolis, IN
NCCDP Corporate Trainer Rachelle Blough Vice President Corporate Training

"LOTS of great new resources – I use validation therapy, but didn't realize it has a name! Will apply to my private practice. Great statistics. Ideas brought to table by the open discussions; Rachelle's great insight from her vast experience! Very entertaining!"
Brent A. Hughes, CADDCT, CDP, LMSW

"I gained a multitude of resources for activities. Many ideas on increasing staff morale. I wish I could have taken this program a decade ago. I can't wait to share my knowledge with my fellow memory care staff. Rachelle's stories kept my attention and she kept everyone involved. I really enjoyed all of it!"
Reanna Adams, CDP, LPN

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Dear Ms. Stimson and Ms. Biot-Gordon,

On behalf of American Senior Communities, I would like to endorse the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

I have had the pleasure of being both a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer for approximately a full decade.  In that time, I have used the NCCDP Alzheimer’s and Dementia Education curriculum to provide training to hundreds of dementia care team members on behalf of two LTC providers; teaching others to better serve elders living with various forms of dementia with greater efficacy and compassion.

I have found this organization to act consistently with the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and customer service.  Most impressive is your continued involvement in the day to day operations of the organization, Sandra and Lynn, as you continue to assist in the service of those of us offering education in the public and professional sectors, by personally answering emails, and making phone calls to provide assistance and resolve challenges as they occur.

ASC Memory Care remains steadfast in our commitment to utilizing NCCDP products, and we were pleased to add two additional Regional CADDCT’s to our Home Office Memory Care Support team this past December.  We added the additional trainers so that we may better reach more of our care community team members in the service of our elders living with A.D. and related forms of dementia.  We will also be introducing the Support Group leader certification in our Memory Care Weekly Message tomorrow, 3/26/18, that will reach all our ASC Memory Care, Community, and Regional leaders within our company to encourage them to take advantage of this exciting new certification opportunity.

Thank you for the provision of your excellent dementia training curricula, and for your support of our efforts. We look forward to future and long-lasting collaborative efforts as we continue to expand our service energies across the state of Indiana, and potentially, beyond.

Most gratefully and sincerely,

Melanie K. Perry, M.S., CDP, CADDCT
Director of Memory Care Support Services
American Senior Communities   

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Date: March 7, 2018
Location: Providence, RI
NCCDP Corporate Trainer Nellie Stolarz Vice President Corporate Training

"It was great to see the class taught with students in the room. I enjoyed all the input on resources, websites, and ideas we can apply in our own setting."
Lindsay Willis, CADDCT, CDP, RN

"Seminar had an organized presentation, flowed easily with each subject tied into the next. It was wonderful."
Carol McAfee, CADDCT, CDP, LPN

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Date: March 14, 2018
Location: Jacksonville, FL
NCCDP Corporate Trainer Nellie Stolarz Vice President Corporate Training

"I learned about all the different certifications and find them useful. I am going to promote the certifications to relevant positions. I also thought the different inventories relevant to the overall aspect of being a team member, and as a person as well. I enjoyed every aspect of the seminar. Nellie was awesome!"
Brad Ross, CADDCT, CDP

"Having been in the industry for over 30 years I have a lot of knowledge about dementia but I needed a format on how to teach my employees. This is great! It keeps the instructor moving throughout the various topics."
Marie Okronley, CADDCT, CDP, LNHA

"I learned how to practice dementia capable care by learning about your residents and building caring relationships that cater to individuals' needs, abilities and preferences. The speaker was fabulous – knowledgeable, personal, humorous! The seminar was informative and enjoyable."
Monica Ondrick, CADDCT, CDP, ADC, CHES

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Date: March 15, 2018
Location: Harrisburg, PA
NCCDP Corporate Trainer Danielle Micale Vice President Corporate Training

"There is a wide range under the dementia umbrella of diseases that I was unaware of prior to this class. I hope to be able to provide this information to the staff and will in-service."
Donna Wojcik, CADDCT, CDP, RN, BSN

"I learned a great deal about dementia and how to present the material. I am very excited to bring information about activities and security back to my facility. Danielle did a great jog of explaining the expectations of NCCDP. I loved her use of personal stories to supplement the material."
Julianne Watkins, CADDCT, CDP, BSW

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Date: February 6, 2018
Location: Sparta, NJ
NCCDP Corporate Trainer Nellie Stolarz Vice President Corporate Training

"All the information was applicable. The information flowed nicely. The stories/vignettes provided good examples. The time and energy Nellie devoted to the preparation and presentation was well received and noted."
Michele Lardieri, CADDCT, CDP, CALA

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
CDCM Certified Dementia Care Manager Certification Seminar
Date: February 6, 2018
Location: Conference Call
NCCDP Corporate Trainer David Bahamonde Vice President Corporate Training

"I will be cascading this information to all parties within our organization. (David) was very experienced and provided a lot of great practical advice. This training is packed full of amazing, helpful information. Your content is so thorough and well laid out. Thank you!"
Margaret Masterson, CADDCT, CDCM, CDP

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Date: January 18, 2018
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
NCCDP Corporate Trainer Nellie Stolarz Vice President Corporate Training

"It was helpful to hear different perspectives on issues we see daily. It was also helpful to learn of different resources to use. I would have loved for it to be even more in depth."
Ashley Boroff, Memory Care Manager

"As the unit manager of the 102 bed dementia unit, I will be able to incorporate the information to better assess our residents and offer more enrichment for their day to day lives."
Cynthia Colwell, RN, Unit Manager

"Excellent presentation concerning care of persons with dementia. Nellie took great care to explain all business aspects that would enhance our future presentation and earnings. Nellie was amazing!"
Linda "Andi" Chapman, CADDCT, CDP, RN

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CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
CDCM Certified Dementia Care Manager Certification Seminar
Date: January 16, 2018
Location: Conference Call
NCCDP Corporate Trainer David Bahamonde Vice President Corporate Training

"He (David) overcame many obstacles, from weather affecting his flight to un-cooperative hotel staff, and was professional throughout the entire experience. The seminar was very informative and to the point. An excellent framework for what needs to be done. I find great value in everything the association offers. I am very passionate about improving the lives of those suffering from Dementia. This gives me the tools and skill set to take our facility to the next level."
Alonzo H. Thornton III, MSM, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, RN

"While we already have many of the protocols and administrative practices in place, it's helpful to review and get more details on new implementations. David is knowledgeable and a great instructor. He was clear and concise. I like how the culture change and new language is part of the training."
Christine Soares, LCSW, CADDCT, CDP, CDCM

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