Professional Training

Professional Training

ADRC plays an important role in educating Long Island’s caregivers.  Both professional caregivers who work in assisted living facilities or nursing homes, and individual family members who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s, benefit from increased knowledge and practical training exercises.

Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias

This 14-week program is offered bi-annually, with spring and fall sessions. 

The course covers:

  • The Process & Development of AD
  • Communication Skills for those working with Alzheimer’s individuals and their family members
  • Strategies for developing effective and meaningful activities for those with dementia
  • Support services and stress management training
  • Behaviors Associated with dementia
  • Community resource panel

DVD Training

ADRC offers a four-module DVD training series designed for in-service caregivers. 

It covers:

  • What is dementia? What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease?
  • Approach and Communications Skills
  • Offering Assistance and Evaluating Cognitive Levels
  • Meaningful Days: Activities and Problem Behaviors

The program is intended to heighten caregiver awareness and help them improve relationships with their clients.  It is offered at ADRC’s Bay Shore headquarters, at 45 Park Avenue, in our training classroom.  For more information or to schedule training, please contact Michele Payne at 631 580 5100, ext. 304.  Please note that for formal classes, a minimum of 10 people are required.