Education & Training

The mission of Alzheimer’s Community Care’s Education Department is to provide the latest education on Alzheimer’s disease and related neurocognitive disorders for patients, caregivers, staff, law enforcement, students of health professions and community health care partners. We also strive to monitor, support and promote the organization’s accredited model for specialized, disease-specific care.


Our model of care is founded upon evidence-based, dementia-specific principles that are integrated into every aspect of the organization. All staff members receive specialized training regardless of their job responsibilities in order to gain an understanding of the needs of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related neurocognitive disorders. Both patients and caregivers are viewed as primary recipients of care.

Alzheimer’s Community Care’s Curriculum, “Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders,” meets all Florida Department of Elder Affair’s standards as required by Florida Statute 429.178. Alzheimer’s Community Care is approved to provide this training for Adult Day Centers, Hospice, Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Assisted Living Facilities.


To learn more about the curriculum, which consists of two sessions, led by Karen Gilbert, RN MS CDP, our Vice President of Education & Quality Assurance, please click here.


Alzheimer’s Community Care also provides additional educational programs, ranging from one-half hour to four hours in length, for law enforcement and community groups, as well as medical, nursing students, certified nursing assistant students, social work and health administration students from numerous local and distance-learning colleges and universities.


Karen Gilbert leads the presentations, which include, but are not limited to:
   · Understanding Behaviors as Communication in the Patient with Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorder
   · “Dementia” versus Alzheimer’s Disease
   ·  Strategies for Reducing Your Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease
   ·  The Florida Silver Alert
   ·  The Florida Lost on Foot Silver Alert
   ·   Prevention of Medical Errors
   ·   Communicating with Cognitively Impaired Patients


Alzheimer’s Community Care’s Education Department will always tailor a presentation to the needs of the audience!

Alzheimer’s Community Care presents a two-day Annual Educational Conference in the spring of each year, providing family and professional caregivers with the latest information and strategies presented by experts in medicine and nursing, elder law, long-term care and current research.  Attendees also have the opportunity to meet scores of professional providers of health, legal and financial services between educational sessions.  All Conference programs are also approved for Continuing Education Credit.

Dr. James E. Galvin, of Florida Atlantic University, Keynote Speaker, 20th Annual Alzheimer's Educational Conference