It’s the end of the year! Get those dementia trainings done now.

Since 2020 all home care agencies, residential care facilities, clinics, adult day centers, nursing homes, and other entities licensed under New Hampshire’s Title XI Chapter 151 have been required to have ALL staff complete at least FOUR hours of dementia care training EVERY CALENDAR YEAR. If your staff hasn’t done it yet for 2022, they have just over two weeks left.

Your state surveyors WILL be checking. Are you in compliance?

Good news!

Members of the Home Care, Hospice, and Palliative Care Alliance can use any of the modules found on this site toward that goal. You can also receive training through other sources including articles, books, and podcasts, as well as online and on-site conferences and workshops. The state’s requirement is TIME spent learning, (they may record their time with the sheet provided, or whatever tool works for them) and that it be taught by a reputable source (section 151:51).  

Not loving the modules? That’s okay, Supplemental Dementia Care Trainings are available now. See below!

Upcoming Online Training Events

How to Lessen the Burden for Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Caregivers during the Holidays.

Objectives:

  • Understand the factors that can affect caregivers.
  • Discuss what are the most stressful issues that caregivers of Dementia clients report throughout the holidays
  • Learn tips to lessen the burden of caregivers during the holiday season

Tue, Dec 13, 2022, 12:00 PM noon Eastern

Time: 1 Hour

Dementia Tips Families Need to Know for the Holidays

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022, 5:00 pm Eastern

Learn tips and strategies that families need to learn to enjoy the holidays with their loved ones.

Time: 1 Hour

Podcasts

Please visit the host organization for information on obtaining AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, or ANCC Contact Hours. Certificates of Participation credits from these presentations.

Women and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center discusses the prevalence, presentation, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease in the female population.

Jessica Caldwell, PhD, Cleveland Clinic

Time: 30 minutes

Recorded: Sept 15, 2022

Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease

Podcast discusses the evaluation, the currently available treatment as well as what might be on the horizon in the management of this disease.

Time: 30 minutes

Recorded: March 8, 2022

Webinars

Montessori Best Practices for People Living with Dementia

The Montessori approach focuses on re-discovering and supporting the person behind dementia. Activities with meaning and purpose are put back into people’s lives, based on their needs, interests, skills, and abilities. People with dementia often feel they are always being told what to do.

  • Time: 1 hour
  • recorded: Dec 6, 2022

The Perfect Day in Dementia Care

Individuals living with dementia thrive best when their day is structured. Implementing non-pharmacological interventions throughout the day can help minimize and even prevent some of the common behavioral symptoms that occur as dementia progresses. Dr. Jennifer Stelter, Clinical Psychologist, and Jessica Ryan, Biologist, will review a handful of non-pharmacological tools that can be used in the morning, afternoon, and evening to improve the quality of life for those living with dementia.

  • Time: 1 hour
  • Recorded: October 25, 2022

Move With Balance®: Healthy Aging Brain & Body Activities

Karen Peterson will discuss how we can incorporate healthy aging activities for our brain and body. Her “Move With Balance” program focuses on how you can fill your older years with health and happiness using exercises that help improve balance, increase brain functioning, and enhance well-being.

  • Time: 1 hour
  • Recorded: June 7, 2022
Depression in Older People with Cognitive Impairment

Sometimes older people with cognitive impairment experience depression. This presentation will review how common that is, how professionals and family members can identify depression, and what can be done about it.

  • Time: 1 hour
  • Recorded: Feb 12, 2022

Dementia Care Education is a member benefit of the Alliance.

Meeting the requirements of New Hampshire’s Dementia Education law is financially and operationally challenging for many agencies. That’s why the Alliance created this website exclusively as a training resource for members and their staff. The modules include webinars, supplemental education materials, quizzes, certificates, and tracking sheets designed to comply with New Hampshire’s training requirements.  Individuals using the program must be employed by an Alliance member agency.

Passwords are provided to education contacts at each agency.

Not affiliated with a member agency?

Contact the Home Care, Hospice, and Palliative Care Alliance to find out how your agency can join!

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