CARES® Dementia Certification™ is now included at no additional cost with CARES® Dementia Care for Families™ Online Training Program.
This program was developed for family members or friends caring for a loved one with memory loss or dementia. Like our other CARES® products, this program centers around the CARES® Approach and offers many practical and invaluable strategies to common caregiving situations.
"CARES" stands for:
C - Connect with the Person
A - Assess Behavior
R - Respond Appropriately
E - Evaluate What Works
S - Share with Others
This program is rich with activities and video interviews with family caregivers, people with dementia, and dementia experts. We suggest that facility administrators purchase a site license that includes families so that everyone (staff and families) can have a common understanding and language around the CARES Approach and dementia care.
CARES® Dementia Care for Families™ was funded in part by a grant from the National Institute on Aging and was developed in conjunction with the national office of the Alzheimer's Association and a national team of experts.
The 4 modules (4 hours) include:
1. Understanding Memory Loss
2. Living with Dementia
3. Using the CARES® Approach
4. Keys to Success with CARES®