NCCDP Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminars.

Two ways to register.

Option 1: Register directly for the ADDC seminar with a certified trainer.
Option 2: Register online for the ADDC seminar taught by NCCDP corporate staff.

Register Online

NCCDP Seminars

​​​​​​​Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar (ADDC)

The ADDC seminar is the required seminar for those pursuing certification as a CDP Certified Dementia Practitioner and who qualify for CDP certification.

  • Seminars presented by NCCDP CADDCT Licensed and Certified Trainers
  • Click here to register online for seminars taught by the NCCDP corporate staff.
  • Or download the registration form for seminars taught by the NCCDP corporate staff. Do Not USE THE PRINT OUT FORM except for seminars listed on the shopping cart taught by NCCDP Corporate Staff. Refer to the calendar for instructions to register for other approved NCCDP Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer® CADDCT seminars. Print out registration form to mail or fax in - Only use this form for NCCDP Corporate Sponsored Seminars. All other seminars listed on the calendar by other approved CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Care Trainers register directly with the CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Care Trainer. NCCDP Corporate trainers are Sandra Stimson and Lynn Biot Gordon. This form is only if you do not wish to register online for the NCCDP Corporate Sponsored seminars or if you wish to pay by check.

If you work in long term care or are a caregiver, Do you know:

Proper communication techniques?
How to deal with catastrophic events?
What to do for repetitive behaviors?
What to do for sundowning?

Be prepared for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Patients.

Provide successful care and get certified today!

The only way to provide successful dementia care is to understand the disease process, the importance of communication skills, and the significance of the feelings behind the dementia-related behaviors.

Course Goals & Objectives

Goals are:

  • To provide fundamental education on dementia and dementia care.

  • To enhance the quality of life of dementia patients through educating care providers.

  • Foster sensitivity & respect for the dementia client.

  • To teach communication techniques.

  • To provide sensitive approaches for assisting patients with activities of daily living.

  • Participants will
  • Have an understanding of dementia.

  • Identify common causes of aggressive, repetitive and sundowning behaviors in older adults.

  • Describe behavioral/care interventions that may be used to prevent, reduce, or eliminate difficult care situations.

  • Describe challenges related to caregiver stress and utilize stress reduction techniques.

  • Learn alternative activity interventions that are success-oriented and failure-free.

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in the seminar

CEU Info

Front Line Staff, Health Care Professionals, Rehab Professionals, PT, OT, Speech, Geriatric Care Managers, Case Managers, Hospice Staff, Nurses, Staff Educators, Nursing Assistants, Personal Care Assistants, Home Health Aides, Activity Professionals, Therapeutic Recreation Specialists, Social Workers, Administrators, Dietitians, Surveyors, Physicians, Pharmacists, Consultants, Aroma Therapist, Educators, Clergy and Volunteers, Elder Care attorneys, Admission, Marketing, Owners, First Responders, Certified Senior Advisors, Professional Patient Advocates, etc., who work in Hospice, Home Care Agencies, Nursing Homes, Adult Foster Care, Assisted Living, Hospitals, Social and Medical Adult Day Care, Office on Aging, Associations, Organizations, State Regulatory Offices, Ombudsman Office, Correctional Personnel and Trainers, etc.,

Links to Related Courses and Information

The ADDC seminar is approved for Nurses in most states for 7 CEUs and the information packet will be provided to you in the student handout notebook. Currently, the Dementia seminar is approved for 7 CEUs in the following states; Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State, and West Virginia. is effective as of 8/4/2017 and is subject to change. The cost of the 7 CEUS is NOT included in the Dementia seminar fee. The information packet can be found in the back of the student handout notebook explaining who to send your check and the CEU packet to AFTER you have completed the Dementia Care seminar. The cost of the CEUS is $4.00 per CEU or $28.00 which is subject to change by the CEU Network. The CEUs are provided by the CEU Network. Legal Notice: We assume no liability for the CEU Network actions.

Please check with the instructor to confirm which states and which governing bodies their Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Seminar has been approved if at all for CEU's. It is the responsibility of each instructor to submit the course for CEU approval to different governing bodies. The Continuing Education information listed here is approved only for the NCCDP corporate office.

Always ask the instructor to provide specific information on which states their CEU's are approved for and which governing bodies they obtained CEU approval from.  

Continuing Education:
7 Continuing education hours have been approved with the following organizations:

  • National Certification Council for Activity Professionals
  • Social Work Board To Be Announced As This Changes Based on What State The Class is Being Held


Lynn Biot-Gordon, MSW CDP CADDCT CDCM CFRDT CDSGF is a Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree. She maintains a private practice and is a consultant for long term care facilities which includes in-services on a variety of topics for residents, families, and health care staff. She is the founder of Gordon Social Work Consultants, the NCCDP, and ICCDP. Lynn is the Co-Founder and founder of NCCDP and ICCDP.

Sandra is a Certified Assisted Living Administrator, Activity Consultant Board Certified, Certified Activity Director, Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Dementia Care Manager. Sandra has worked in many aspects of the health care industry, Founder of Alternative Solutions in Long Term Care, Founder of National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, Corporate Activity Director, Activity Department Consultant, Dementia Unit Consultant, National Speaker, and Trainer, Assistant Administrator, Dementia Unit Manager, Activity Director. Sandra has authored numerous articles and books. Sandra is the Co-Founder and founder of NCCDP and ICCDP.


Vice President of Corporate Training

Rachelle Blough CTRS CDP CADDCT
Vice President of Corporate Training

Vice President of Corporate Training

Vice President of Corporate Training

Denise Scruggs CDP CADDCT
Vice President of Corporate Training

Registration Information

The tuition is $195.00 per person. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration. Once payment is received, you are enrolled unless otherwise notified. NCCDP reserves the right to cancel seminars based on insufficient enrollment. Registrants who need to cancel must provide NCCDP with written notice no later than one week prior to the seminar date. Cancellations are refundable less a $75.00 administrative charge. Continuing Education credits issued will be canceled for nonpayment of required fees.



The NCCDP reserves the right to cancel the classes even if you have received a confirmation letter due to insufficient enrollment, travel delays due to weather or other conditions, illness, injury, death, or any other unforeseen circumstance and will not be held liable for employee's time lost or travel costs. You will be notified 24 hours prior to the start of the class if the class is canceled. Be sure we have all of your contact information on the registration form such as; cell phone, emergency contact information, work number, email address for work and personal, etc. If due to travel conditions that are not a fault of the NCCDP we may not be able to get in touch with you until the day of the class. You will then be rescheduled for the next class although it will not be held in the city and state you have previously selected. If you cannot attend an upcoming class there is a $75.00 cancellation fee. A refund of the remaining balance will be mailed to you within 60 days of the cancellation if paid by check. If it is a credit card, the balance will be a refund through your credit card.


If you cancel the class, it must be in writing and received via certified mail 30 days prior to the start of the class. There is a $75.00 per person cancellation fee. Once the seminar begins, there are no refunds. We understand that there are special circumstances to the cancellation and we will make every effort to schedule you for the next class which may not be in the city and state that you previously registered. If you paid by check, the refund will be processed and mailed to you within 60 days. If you paid by credit card, the refund will be processed through your credit card within 60 days of the class.



Notice: While certification promotes and maintains quality, it does not license, confer a right or privilege upon or otherwise define the qualifications of anyone in the healthcare field.