“Making Caregiving Easier”
Many people don’t realize there are special skills that you can learn to make caregiving easier. That’s why we have developed programs to help you understand dementia, assist your family member at the different stages of the disease, and give you tips on making hard decisions like taking the car keys away and placing your loved one in a nursing home or care center.
“The CARES® Approach”
We’ve teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Association to develop the CARES® Program. CARES is a person-centered, easy-to-remember approach to care for any person in any situation and at any level of dementia thinking decline. CARES stands for: Connect with the Person, Assess Behavior, Respond Appropriately, Evaluate What Works, and Share with Others.
“Real People and Real Situations”
We only film real families, professional caregivers, and people living with dementia. We never use actors! Real people sharing their struggles, successes, and practical caregiving strategies openly and honestly—it's an approach that makes our educational programs more authentic, effective, and engaging.
“What Family Members are Saying”

“I started watching The Savvy [Caregiver] DVD and was absolutely mesmerized. I couldn't stop watching it. Judy is an outstanding facilitator who explained the realities of the disease, but also gave hope. Watching these DVDs, you don't feel so alone." Lorraine N., Minneapolis, Minnesota (husband diagnosed with dementia at the age of 50)

“Flexible, Convenient, and Always Available”
Our online programs are available 24/7, so you can access them anywhere at any time. This is perfect for family caregivers who have unpredictable schedules as well as professional caregivers or staff members who need access during the day, evening, or weekend.

The Award-Winning
Savvy Caregiver Series

(for family members, friends, or community members of someone with dementia)

Do you know or care for someone who currently has memory loss, dementia, or even Alzheimer's disease? We recommend The Savvy Caregiver Series—our award-winning program for caregivers of someone living with dementia. The Savvy DVDs, "Homework" CD-ROM, and Online Workbook are a coordinated set of materials recognized nationally by the U.S. Administration on Community Living.

New Free Offer! Now you can try The Savvy Caregiver at no cost!

The Award-Winning
CARES® Training and essentiALZ® Certification

(for anyone wanting to learn more about dementia or get certified by the Alzheimer's Association)

If you would like to learn more about dementia so you can recognize the signs, understand behavior, and learn an easy-to-follow approach to care, consider getting trained with CARES® and certified in Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ®. Our award-winning CARES training and essentiALZ certification is recognized nationally as among the highest quality in dementia education.