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Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care Seminar


It's no secret... working with dementia patients can be difficult.
And beyond the challenge of memory loss, as their movement expert, you also have to learn to navigate:

  • Behavioral challenges
  • Decreased safety awareness
  • Difficulty communicating
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Hallucinations
Here's what's even more challenging:

Our first instincts are not always the best treatment strategies…
But, with the right knowledge and techniques, you can transform challenging moments into patient (and personal) victories, keep patients moving safely and with less pain, and improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement.
This seminar led by Certified Dementia Practitioner Virginia Simmons, CTRS, CDP, CADDCT, CFRDT, founder of Living Active Dementia, can help you gain those skills.
Plus, become a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) after course completion!

Imagine Your Life As A Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP)…
For those pursuing certification as a CDP and who qualify for CDP, this seminar meets the NCCDP’s Certified Dementia Practitioner requirements for Comprehensive Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Care Seminar taught by an approved NCCDP Certified Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care Instructor.
Being a Certified Dementia Practitioner means more than an added notation to a resume, it is the trusted care and confidence that you are able to provide a high standard of care for patients. To learn more about the NCCDP’s Certified Dementia Practitioner® CDP® Certification click here.

What Is a Certified Dementia Practitioner?
A Certified Dementia Practitioner, or CDP, is someone with a certification demonstrating achievement and specialized training in the areas of Alzheimer’s and dementia care. The CDP program recognizes the need for standards in the area of Alzheimer’s and dementia education, and it helps improve the services provided by health care professionals and frontline staff.

How Do You Become a Certified Dementia Practitioner?
To become a Certified Dementia Practitioner, you must attend an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar taught by an approved NCCDP Certified Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Instructor. This course goes over the various layers associated with the care of seniors with memory-impairing illnesses. The certification represents the comprehensive knowledge in the area of dementia care for frontline staff and health care professionals.

Certification Made Simple

In just two easy steps, you can become a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP):
Step 1: Complete the live one-day Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar.
Step 2: Submit the CDP application and seminar certificate of completion.
That's it! No catch. Just certification made EASY.

  • Identify up to 3 types of dementias that you may work with.
  • Discuss 3 tactics to positively interact with an individual with dementia.
  • Recognize signs of behavioral disturbances and appropriately assess situation.
  • Identify 2 ways this program can benefit your therapy program.

8 contact hour of Type 1 Credit

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  • Virginia Simmons CTRS, CDP, CADDCT, CFRDT

    My name is Virginia Simmons, but please call me Gini. My desire to share my knowledge with others through informative and energetic seminars and workshops inspired me to start my own consulting business, Living Active Dementia. My experience in healthcare spans over 22 years in a variety of settings.

    As a student at Old Dominion University, I began my healthcare career working with adults with intellectual disabilities. After graduating, I became a Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist. In the subsequent years, I worked in a variety of settings, including Skilled Care, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Children's & Adult Psych, with a preference for long-term care. In my practice, I noticed I was able to connect with patients with dementia and pursued my education and certifications, becoming a Certified Dementia Practitioner, sharing my tips and techniques with staff.

    Working in Assisted Living Facilities and Memory Care Facilities allowed me to form closer bonds with those I have come to love. Also, I have had the opportunity to work with various Adult Care Facilities providing Art Fusion Sessions. As a result, I shared my connections and techniques with others who were interested in learning.

    To provide more opportunities for teaching, I became a Certified Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care Trainer. To maintain a personal, one-to-one connection, I have had Personal Care Clients throughout my Healthcare career.

    Additionally, I have volunteered with the Alzheimer's Association in multiple capacities, including 15 years as Logistics Chair for the Walk to End Alzheimer's Planning Committee.

    Looking forward to sharing my experiences and knowledge I have acquired over the past 22 years during my seminar. I hope you will also share your experiences as well.

October 7, 2023
Sat 8:00 AM EDT
University of Lynchburg Main Campus Graduate Health Sciences Building 300 Monticello Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24501

Duration 8H 30M

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