HealthCare Interactive® offers a variety of CARES® online dementia care training programs with Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ® certification that are flexible, affordable, and an excellent value.

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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 4-module (4-hour) online training program provides caregivers with “basic” information needed for dementia care. It focuses on person-centered care, the changes that happen to thinking skills as dementia progresses, and how to understand behavior as communication.

Pricing starts at just $24.95 per person (site licenses are available).







Once you have completed the prerequisite CARES® Dementia Basics online training program and passed the Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ® certification exam, you can take any of the additional CARES® Plus courses below. Each CARES Plus course allows you to get certified in an additional essentiALZ® Plus certification.


4 modules, 4 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.

Note: To qualify for "essentiALZ Plus" certification, you must be currently certified in Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ.





5 modules, 5 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.

Note: To qualify for "essentiALZ Plus" certification, you must be currently certified in Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ.





6 modules, 6 hours

CARES® Dementia Advanced Care is a 6-module (6-hour) program that includes specific topics and concerns like making a connection, eating, pain, wandering, falls, and eliminating restraints.

Note: To qualify for "essentiALZ Plus" certification, you must be currently certified in Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ.





10 modules, 10 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.

Note: To qualify for "essentiALZ Plus" certification, you must be currently certified in Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ.






Save up to 33% when you purchase CARES® Dementia Basics and any single CARES® Plus course. Bundles are a good way for your organization to vary the dementia training you offer each year while still ensuring that all new employees are trained in CARES Dementia Basics. Each bundle includes access to Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ and essentiALZ Plus certifications for individuals. View our Program Pricing At-A-Glance for pricing information.


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Save 70% when you purchase full access to all CARES programs and all Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ certifications. CARES® Complete Catalog offers unlimited-user access (per location) to all five professional CARES® online dementia care training programs, all five Alzheimer’s Association certifications, a version of CARES® for families, classroom guides for in-person follow-up sessions, an user tracking administrative portal, and other practical implementation resources. Unlimited-user site licenses begin at $1999.95 (you save 70%). This is our best value for comprehensive dementia care training.

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