Certified Dementia Care Manager® Seminar

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This is a two-part seminar (Part 1& Part 2)

The CDCM® class is recommended for managers and supervisors who provide direct supervision over an Alzheimer's Disease and dementia unit's day to day operations. To qualify for the CDCM® and CADDCT class you must have a 4-year degree OR an RN/LPN/LVN. You must have a license or certification in a health care profession, you must have presented an in-service or a seminar (not necessarily one you created but one you presented) and you must have a number of years of experience working in a health care setting. For the CDCM® portion of the application, you must have at minimum one year overseeing a dementia unit / Alzheimer's Disease Unit or Special Care Unit. This seminar is for Dementia Unit Managers working in Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, or similar settings that have locked units.

Part 1 is the CADDCT class and is taught live. Part 2 is a 3-hour conference call that will take place within7 days of the CADDCT class. We will make every effort to conduct the conference call at a time that is convenient for the student during normal work hours, EST.

Upon completion of the two-day seminar, the student will be an NCCDP Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Certified Trainer, Certified as a Certified Dementia Practitioner® CDP®, and Certified Dementia Care Manager CDCM®.

Dates and Locations are listed on the CADDCT registration forms: Students must take both the CADDCT seminar and the CDCM seminar.

Each student will receive for the CADDCT seminar which is part 1: Master hand out notebook, overhead copy (note format), PowerPoint on jumpdrive, DVD on Sexuality, textbooks, pre-test and post-test for employees, marketing information, CEU information, sample brochure, sample sign-in sheet, sample certificate.

1st Day Part 1: 7:30 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. CADDCT is taught live by NCCDP Corporate staff.

Students will review the following modules:
Introduction to dementia, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment, Communication, Feelings, Depression, Repetitive Behaviors, Paranoia, Hallucinations, Wandering, Hoarding, Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy, Sexuality, Personal Care, Pain, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Nutrition, Activities, Environment, Staff and Family Support, Diversity and Cultural Competence, Spiritual Care and End of Life Issues.

Evening Portion of the CADDCT Seminar. Students will be provided with a sample brochure, sample sign-in sheet, sample certificate, marketing tips, presentation tips, CEU information, where to obtain databases.

Part 2: CDCM® seminar:3 Hour Conference Call that will be arranged within 7 days of the CADDCT class. Conducted during business hours, EST. Students will be provided with CDCM Manual -Alzheimer's and dementia Unit policy and procedures manual which includes but not limited to; review of key aspects of the dementia units, dementia unit best practices, recommendations for dementia unit manager job descriptions, wandering committee guidelines, etc.

Once you send in your paperwork, you will receive a confirmation packet with two homework assignments which is a sample brochure and a sample certificate to bring to class. Additionally, you will receive a license agreement and an instructor agreement that will require a notary to sign as well as your signature. If you have any questions regarding the agreements, please contact the NCCDP office.

The Alzheimer's Disease and dementia policy and procedure manual / CDCM® manual may not be copied or distributed in any format. The PowerPoint may not be copied or distributed in any format. The overhead notes may not be copied nor distributed in any format. As a Trainer, you will be required to provide all students a copy of the Hand Out Notebook