About CARES® Dementia Advanced Care

After completing the CARES® Dementia Basics program, you'll want to continue with CARES® Dementia Advanced Care. It includes six modules on specific topics and concerns like making a connection, eating, pain, wandering, falls, and eliminating restraints. These modules also use a wide variety of exercises and video activities of real people with dementia, CNAs, and staff members. Like our Basics program, users have commented that this is the best dementia-care training available.

This program has 6 modules (6 hours). The modules include:

  1. Making a Connection with the Person
  2. Eating Well
  3. Recognizing Pain
  4. Minimizing Falls
  5. Rethinking Wandering
  6. Minimizing and Eliminating Restraints

CARES® was developed with the Alzheimer’s Association, with input from a national team of experts. CARES content incorporates evidence-based strategies from the Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations that have been supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations. View and print a summary of academic research and national awards related to CARES® online training programs.

About Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Plus Certification

Each person who completes CARES® Dementia Advanced Care is eligible to take the Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Plus Dementia Advanced Care certification exam. Individual essentiALZ certification is ideal for staff members at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice, home and health organizations, adult day programs, governmental and social service agencies, and police, fire, and other first responders.

Note: In order to get certified in essentiALZ Plus Dementia Advanced Care, you must first complete CARES® Dementia Basics and have Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ certification. Certifications are good for two years.

Other Benefits

CARES Dementia Advanced Care offers additional benefits such as:

  1. Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Plus certification
  2. Free CARES® Worksheets for each training module
  3. Individual pricing and site license purchasing options

CARES Administrative Portal access

With any site license purchase, you will receive access to our CARES Administrative Portal to:

  1. Manage training compliance.
  2. Evaluate the individual progress of all staff members.
  3. Run customized reports for any time period.
  4. Download detailed documentation including employee name, module status, and date of program completion.
  5. Print individual completion certificates for group training sessions.