Professional Training

Alzheimer’s Orange County is committed to helping professionals improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care and services to people with dementia and their families. Our training and education programs are geared towards professionals who care for individuals with dementia, as well as professionals who want to effectively serve clients or patients who have the disease.

Our programs and presentations are appropriate for all professionals, including facility administrators, nurses, physicians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, first responders, insurance agents, financial advisors, attorneys and more. Many of our programs offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Dementia Care:

Quarterly 3 Topic Series for Professionals

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28th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference

The Elephant in the Room: Sensitive Subjects in Dementia Care

 

People with Alzheimer’s disease and their families are confronted with unique psychosocial challenges that can cause a great deal of anxiety if left unaddressed. It can be difficult for families and providers to know when and how to address sensitive topics such as driving risk, intimacy, and end-of-life care. The 28th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference, “The Elephant in the Room: Sensitive Subjects in Dementia Care,” will shed light on the real challenges faced by those living with Alzheimer’s disease in an effort to reduce stigma and facilitate conversation among families and health care providers.

The Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference is hosted by the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) in partnership with Alzheimer’s Orange County. Reaching a diverse audience of over 400 clinicians, researchers, students, aging-services providers, and caregivers, the conference brings together nationally renowned researchers to address our nation’s progress in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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Other Professional Trainings:

  • First Responder Training: First responders can learn how to enhance the effectiveness of their encounters with affected individuals. Designed for law enforcement officers, paramedics, firefighters, disaster relief personnel, neighborhood watch groups, and other first responders. For more information, contact Kari Walker at kari.walker@alzoc.org.
  • Memories in the Making Training: Memories in the Making® classes are led by AOC trained art facilitators who provide a safe and validating environment for the artist to express themselves. Learn more here.
  • In-Person Training and Workshops: We provide in-person training classes and workshops that are tailored to meet your unique needs – from caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease to working with clients or patients who have the disease. The fee for in-person professional training is $250 per presentation hour. Specialized packages can be developed that combine free online training with fee-based live workshops. Call us to learn more about in-person training at 949-955-9000.