2023 Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminars

Full-day, In-depth workshop designed for anyone who works or lives with those affected with dementia.




Join Carrie Chiusano, Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, for this intensive, informative full-day seminar. This is the required seminar and training for those pursuing Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) certification with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP). 

 With Americans living longer and the aging of the baby boom generation, the sheer number of people with dementia—including Alzheimer’s disease — is rising dramatically. Nearly 50% of residents in long-term care have been diagnosed with Dementia and the only way to provide successful care is to understand the disease process and the significance behind dementia-related actions

This seminar is recommended for all who provide services to those living with dementia.  Participants will gain an understanding of dementia  They will also learn about and identify the common causes of repetitiveness and sundowning and learn alternative success-oriented interventions for these symptoms.

The seminar includes expert instruction, all materials, and lunch and qualifies you for certification with the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) for only $70.00 ($150.00 value).  For more information about the NCCDP and certification, please go to www.nccdp.org and select Certifications. NCCDP curriculum is recognized by CMS and listed on the CMS Crosswalk page.  Costs RPS Member $195.00
Non-member $225.00
Participants will also receive a certificate of completion and earn 7 hours of NCTRC credit or .7 continuing education units (CEUs). 

Course Outline

• Introduction to Dementia:  Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment • Depression and Repetitive Behaviors • Delusions, Hallucinations • Other Behaviors, Aggression, Catastrophic Reactions • Personal Care:  Pain, Nutrition, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Falls and Sleep Disturbances •  Environment •  Staff and Family Support, Abuse and Neglect Prevention

 Learning Outcomes

  •  You will gain a complete understanding of dementia
  • Attendees will be able to Identify common causes of repetitive and sundowning behaviors in adults
  • You will learn and be able to use interventions to prevent or reduce difficult care situations.
  • Identify caregiver stressors and be able to employ stress reduction techniques
  • Learn alternative interventions that are success oriented and failure free
  • Qualify to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner by attending this seminar!

NCTRC Job Analysis Code: FKW, ASP, IMP


Carrie Chiusano is our seminar leader and has 30-plus years of long-term care experience, most of which were spent helping to shape and implement the Woodside Place philosophy of specialty care for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  Woodside Place was one of the nation’s first dementia-specific residential care communities, designed to meet the holistic needs of older adults living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. 

Seminar Locations
Dec. 5 - Greater Plymouth Community Center- 2910 Jolly Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Dec. 7 - Centre LifeLink EMS Community Room - 125 Puddintown Rd, State College, PA 16801



CANCELLATION POLICY PRPS will refund your registration, less a $25 processing fee, if your cancellation is received in writing more than 10 business days prior to the event. No refunds will be given for cancellations occurring less than 10 business days prior to an event. Substitute attendees are welcomed in lieu of cancellations; please contact the PRPS office at 814-234-4272 or [email protected] to arrange this.

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12/5/2023 8:30 AM - 12/7/2023 4:30 PM
Eastern Standard Time
PA Recreation & Park Society 12/5 Plymouth Meeting 12/7 State College

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