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Professional training calendar

Facility training is in high demand! If you would like to have Dementia Specialist Training for your facility staff, contact ADAW, 608.232.3400.

Dementia Specialist Training: Best Practices for Direct Care Staff

Dementia Specialist Training is our high quality, interactive training program developed for direct-care staff, family, and long-term care professionals. The Dementia Specialist Program provides comprehensive training on dementia, its impact on a person's life, how to effectively communicate and build relationships with people with dementia and give them extraordinary care. The 15-hour program offers real-life, practical tools to provide specialized and individualized care to people with dementia, and innovative techniques that can prevent challenging behaviors and increase success with opportunities for skills application and team building. After completion, you will receive a Dementia Specialist certificate.

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About the trainers

Suanne Zimmerman

Suanne Zimmerman has a solid history of 25 years of experience working with those with memory loss/dementia. She has created and developed unique programs that guides the one with memory loss and their family through the journey by offering support, understanding and compassion.

Within these 25 years of experience, she had done educational training for family and professional caregivers in all areas of the continuum of care.  When she trains and teaches, the programs are more than just training curriculum, it is truly a way of life that supports dementia residents in achieving a “life of quality”.


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