Take the path to certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
Tammy presenting at an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar    Tammy presenting at a Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

Register today for the next “Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care” seminar. This is the required seminar one must attend in order to apply for certification as a dementia practitioner. Upon completion of this seminar, you will receive the Certificate of Attendance and the application for your certification as a dementia practitioner to be submitted to the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners within 30 days of the seminar date. To see if you qualify for CDP, please visit the NCCDP website at www.nccdp.org or just attend this seminar for the education.

Who should attend…. Nursing, Social Work, Activities, Program Directors, Resident Care Directors, Executive Directors, Nursing Supervisors, Aging Life Care Professionals/Geriatric Care Managers, Elder Care Consultants, Nurse Practitioners, Elder Law Attorneys, Rehabilitation Therapists, Audiologists, Home Care, Hospice, and other healthcare professionals. This seminar meets beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of healthcare professions.

Details of Seminar
Coffee & Registration… 7:30am
Seminar… 8:00am to 4:30pm with a morning and afternoon break
Lunch is provided… 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Cost of seminar… $225.00
Cancellation Fee… $100.00   Rescheduling Fee… $50.00 
Must attend entire session to receive Certificate of Attendance…  Student Hand-out Notebook included

Dates of Upcoming Seminars

Go to our seminars page to see the upcoming seminars. You can register and pay online.

Learn more about the instructor Tammy Pozerycki, MA, CADDCT, CFRDT, CDP

Continuing Education Credits

Nurses

Nurses will be provided with information on submitting the one page application to receive 8 Nursing credits offered through the CEU Network.  Cost of application is $32.00.

Activity Professionals

Activity professionals will receive 8 CEU’s through NCCAP.

Social Workers

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:
Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 8.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Program Syllabus/Description: Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia including diagnosis, prognosis and treatment within a clinical setting; Neurocognitive testing and evaluation applications specific for patients with neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease; Best practices of communication techniques to apply with patients with neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease; Understanding the feelings behind behaviors displayed as communication by patients with a neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease; Overview of delusions, hallucinations, and delirium as they relate to the patient with a neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease; Overview of signs and treatments for wandering, hoarding, and sundowning with a patient with a neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease; Overview of issues related to intimacy and sexuality in a clinical setting for a patient with a neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease; Best practices of de-escalating aggressive behaviors; and the prevention of catastrophic reactions with a patient with a neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease; Efficacy and treatment of clinical Depression with a patient with a neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease; Efficacy and treatment of pain with a patient with a neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease; Understanding the functional loss of self-care (bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, nutrition) for the patient with a neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease; Overview of creating successful, purposeful, and engaging daily activities for a patient with a neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease within a clinical setting; Understanding the physical environment in a clinical setting and how that relates to the patient with a neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease; Best practices of counseling the patient with a neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease as well as the family; Efficacy and treatment of caregiver stress; Overview of cultural competency as it relates to the patient with a neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease; Understanding end of life care options for the patient with a neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease (Hospice v. Palliative)
Program Objectives: Provide fundamental education on neurocognitive disorders/dementia diseases; Enhance the knowledge and competency of clinical professionals when treating patients with neurocognitive disorders/dementia diseases; Foster sensitivity, dignity, and respect for the patient with a neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease; Teach successful communication techniques which result in positively impacting the relationship of the physician, therapist, social worker, nurse, etc. with a patient with a neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease; Provide the education including statistics, facts, and resources, with a goal to improve a clinician’s ability to treat and counsel the patient with a neurocognitive disorder/dementia disease and the family
Grievance Policy: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner.  Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Road, Marstons Mills, MA 02648.  Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor.  Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.
Accommodations for the Differently Abled: Commonwealth Educational Seminars’ training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: Tammy Pozerycki (508) 335-1968.

Private CDP Seminar for your organization

Your facility/organization can host a private “Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care” seminar for staff. Gain expertise and credentialing for all your staff and become the leader in your industry by promoting and providing the best care for people with dementia.

Group Rates (seminar must have a minimum of 5 Participants)
First 5 participants, the cost is $225.00 per person
Participants 6 through 10, the cost is $175.00 per person
Any additional participants over 10, the cost is $150.00 per person
The organization’s training space must be comfortable for the number of attendees including tables and chairs.  The organization will provide a continental breakfast and lunch for the attendees.  
Upon receiving Certificates of Attendance, the organization has 30 days from the seminar date to submit the individual applications, Corporate Discount Letter (you will receive the day of the seminar,) copies of Certificates of Attendance, and one payment to the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners for participants to receive their Certifications as Dementia Practitioners.  Group CDP application to NCCDP, cost is $35.00 each application
Please contact Tammy Pozerycki at (508)335-1968 or tammy@pleasantriesads.com to schedule this group training for your organization.  This seminar can be scheduled any day available Monday through Saturday.