Expanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Education with NCCDP Courses at Hebrew HealthCare

March 17, 2016, West Hartford, CT—The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) has a mission to promote, encourage, and enhance the knowledge, skills and practice of all persons who provide care and/or services to Dementia clients by means of requiring excellent standards of education, dementia specific training and incentives for professional development of those who are dedicated to the ever growing field of dementia care.  Hebrew HealthCare offers the classes needed to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).  Pamela Atwood, Director, Dementia Services at Hebrew HealthCare is an approved instructor of the NCCDP’s required course Alzheimer’s and Dementia Seminar, which will be offered in June 2016 at Hebrew HealthCare’s main campus in West Hartford.

The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Seminar is open for all to attend.  If you are looking to pursue the certification, the seminar must be completed by an approved NCCDP Instructor.  The CDP certification is open to professionals who work in health care.  These professionals can include but are not limited to Nurses, Social Workers, Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides, Activity Professionals, and more!  To learn more about this seminar contact Hebrew HealthCare’s Dementia Care Services Department by phone at 860.920.1810 or email at aweiland@hebrewhealthcare.org.

If you are not interested in certification but would like other educational opportunities, Hebrew HealthCare also offers dementia care education online.  Hebrew HealthCare is partnered with Learning Resources Network, a non-profit organization that also partners with colleges and universities.  There is now an 8-week Dementia Care course starting April 4, 2016.  This course is asynchronous which means work can be completed at anytime and at your own pace.  More information can be found at www.yougotclass.org/catalog-complete.cfm/HHC or by calling Hebrew HealthCare’s Dementia Care Services Department at 860.920.1810.

Hebrew HealthCare is a non-profit, non-sectarian healthcare provider featuring a comprehensive system of integrated and seamless in-patient; out-patient and community based geriatric services. For over 100 years our commitment to providing comprehensive care to the elderly in the Greater Hartford area is unparalleled and is the foundation on which our reputation for excellence is based.

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