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CARES® Online Dementia Care Training, Certification, and Credentialing


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Certification: Alzheimer's Association® essentiALZ® Certification



The CARES® series of online dementia care training programs include five professional programs and five certifications from the Alzheimer's Association®. CARES® Dementia Basics™, which includes Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ® certification, is your starting point. It is the prerequisite training and certification for all CARES® Plus programs.


4 modules, 4 hours

This video-intensive online training program provides staff with the core information they need to provide superior dementia care. Topics include person-centered care, understanding behavior, and the CARES® Approach.

Certification: Alzheimer's Association® essentiALZ® certification exams are included with this purchase at no additional cost.




Does your organization or state require more than 4 hours of dementia training annually? Bundle CARES Dementia Basics with any one of the following programs for one low price.


10 modules, 10 hours

The CARES bundle includes all topics from CARES Dementia Basics as well as making a connection, eating well, recognizing pain, minimizing falls, rethinking wandering, and minimizing and eliminating restraints.

Certification: Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ Plus "Dementia Advanced Care" certification exams are included at no additional cost.




8 modules, 8 hours

CARES® Dementia-Related Behavior is a 4-module (4-hour) program that focuses on the behavior of people with dementia that is hard to understand and difficult to respond to.

Certification: Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ Plus "Dementia-Related Behavior" certification is included at no additional cost.




14 modules, 14 hours

CARES® Activities of Daily Living is a 10-module (10-hour) program that focuses on the activities of daily living (ADLs) across all levels of thinking decline.

Certification: Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ Plus "Activities of Daily Living" certification is included at no additional cost.




9 modules, 9 hours

CARES® End-of-Life Dementia Care is a 5-module (5-hour) program that includes specific topics and concerns like decision making at the end of life, comfort care, and emotional and spiritual support.

Certification: Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ Plus "End-of-Life Dementia Care" certification is included at no additional cost.





Save 70% when you purchase full access to all CARES programs and all Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ certifications. CARES® Complete Catalog offers full access (per single site location) to all five professional CARES® online dementia care training programs, all five Alzheimer’s Association certifications, a version of CARES® for families that can be used for marketing purposes, classroom guides for in-person training sessions, an user tracking administrative portal, and other practical implementation resources. Single site licenses begin at $2,499.95 (you save 70%). This is our best value for comprehensive dementia care training.

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