Alzheimer's Foundation of America Announces Virtual Professional Training Programs

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is announcing several virtual training programs for professionals who work with individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia-related illnesses. Licensed social workers are eligible to receive continuing education (CE) hours though each course. To learn more or to register, visit

"These trainings provide dementia care professionals with new tools to help them enhance the level of care they provide," said Jennifer Reeder, LCSW, AFA's Director of Educational and Social Services. "We encourage professionals to build their skills by participating in these virtual workshops."

AFA is offering four virtual professional training programs this month:

    --  August 18(th), 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (ET) - AFA Partners In Care:
        Supporting Individuals Living with Dementia (6 CEs) - Learn to work
        effectively with individuals living with dementia, their families, and
        colleagues. The program focuses on relationship building, understanding
        dementia, understanding communication, promoting safety and security,
        self-care, and care transitions.
    --  August 21(st), 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (ET) - Learning to "Talk the Talk"
        About Dementia: Alzheimer's Disease from A to Z (2 CEs) - This workshop
        will help you better understand dementia-related illnesses and how to
        talk about it with your aging community. Keeping these individuals
        informed will allow greater input in their long-term care plan.
    --  August 25(th), 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (ET) - Understanding the Path of the
        Wanderer (2CEs) - Explore symptoms that can lead a person to wander.
        Find out what it is like to be in a wanderer's footsteps in order to
        build empathy and gain insight. Identify warning signs and learn
        strategies to better engage the individual in meaningful living that
        provides purpose to reduce risk and increase safety.
    --  August 31(st), 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (ET) - Dementia's Ripple Effect (2 CEs)
        - Learn the impact that dementia can have on one's health, wellness and
        relationships and the importance of building relationships and effective
        communication. Discover how to reframe typical "problem behaviors".

AFA is an approved provider of CE hours by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work, and the New Jersey Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). To learn more or to register, visit

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