Enhancing Communication With Persons With Dementia

This educational seminar provides professionals with a deeper understanding of communication changes resulting from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.* After attending this course, social workers and health care professionals with knowledge of dementia will be able to: Explain the meaning of communication and list various types of communication Describe and apply person-centered theories as frameworks for communicating with a person with dementia Apply communication techniques to case examples of individuals in early, middle, and late stages of dementia Develop and analyze communication [...]

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For Professionals

If you are a medical professional looking for resources or support, please visit our Healthcare Outreach page here click here. We have a staff member dedicated to informing clinicians and other healthcare professionals about our core support and education services—all free and non-medical— to facilitate referrals of persons with dementia and their caregivers and to supplement a physician care plan. We also have materials to offer you. Training for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Healthcare and Caregiving Professionals Our experienced training staff offers programs to sensitize professionals and par [...]

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Support Group Leader Training

Support Group Leader Training Workshops meet three times a year and are open to health care professionals and former caregivers who are interested in leading caregiver or early stage groups. This intensive, 4 day training opportunity incorporates both didactic material with experiential group learning and includes a medical overview, interviews with early stage patients and family caregivers, an overview of services offered by us, as well as lectures and articles about group theory and techniques for group leadership. Upcoming dates coming soon. CaringKind SW CPE is recognized by the New York [...]

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Dementia Care Training for Professional Caregivers

Our nationally-recognized Dementia Care Training for Professional Caregivers specifically aims to empower direct care workers from a variety of settings to provide the highest quality of care to persons with dementia. The training is currently offered in English, Spanish, and Chinese. This training meets for a full day, once a week for seven weeks, at our main office in midtown Manhattan. Trainees who complete the program receive a certificate of attendance. This program is open to direct care staff who are paid to provide hands-on care to individuals. Topics include: Understanding the diseas [...]

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Educational and Training Opportunities

Understanding Dementia for Caregivers A safe, comfortable place to learn about dementia and the resources and services that can help you cope with the challenges today while you plan for the future. For detailed information, please click here. Legal & Financial Seminars Volunteer elder law attorneys acquaint family members with the legal and financial issues associated with planning and long term care. For detailed information, please click here. Medicaid Home Care Seminars Caregivers are guided through the application process for Medicaid home care service in New York City for a person w [...]

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