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Become a Certified Dementia Practitioner

Earn your Certified Dementia Practitioner

by taking the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

If you are a healthcare practitioner or caregiver, who works with Alzheimer's and Dementia individuals, this course is for you.

In this hands-on course, led by Dr. Jennifer Stelter, you’ll learn alternative therapies and approaches that you can put in place the next day.

You’ll receive 7 hours of fundamental training for the Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar is required for those pursuing certification as a CDP and who qualify for CDP certification.

In addition, you'll receive 1 extra hour of an in-depth view of non-pharmacological care, including the use of aromatherapy with therapeutic essential oils.


Through this course, you’ll...

  • Receive a fundamental education on dementia and dementia care
  • Enhance the quality of life of dementia patients through educating care providers
  • Foster sensitivity and respect for the dementia client
  • Learn various communication techniques
  • Be able to provide sensitive approaches for assisting patients with activities of daily living


After this training, you will…

  • Have an understanding of dementia
  • Confidently identify common causes of aggressive, repetitive and sun-downing behaviors in adults
  • Knowingly describe behavior/care interventions that may prevent or reduce difficult care situations
  • Intelligently describe challenges related to caregiver stress and implement stress reduction techniques
  • Learn alternative activity interventions that are success-oriented and failure-free
  • Receive a certificate of attendance in the seminar
  • Continue the conversation in the NeuroEssence Movement group


This NCCDP Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminars has been approved by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners® and meets the criteria for those who qualify and are pursuing certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP). 

Upon course completion, you can earn 8 continuing education (CE) credits through the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois and may apply for the Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) Certification through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.


Included in the cost you'll receive...

  • NeuroEssence Workbook
  • NCCDP Student Handbook
  • Certificate qualifying you to apply for the Certified Dementia Practitioner
  • 8 Hours of continuing education credit (choose CE option)
  • Free access to the NeuroEssence Movement Facebook Group
  • NeuroEssence toolbox to jump-start your journey with non-pharmacological approaches to care - starting in May 2020!


No form of videotaping nor laptops permitted in class to preserve the integrity of the training.

To view the different tracks please see the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners at www.nccdp.org.


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Take via Webinar

The Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar can be taken as a webinar! Grab your coffee, computer and comfy slippers or settle in to your office and watch this training. Hosted by NeuroEssence and provided by the NCCDP. Earn 7 CEs!

"I have received specific and tailored information for the client population I work with."

Sonya Ivy-Gwin

"By having a more knowledgeable approach, outcomes will be better."

Course Participant

"Better prepared to work with dementia patients in field."

Course Participant

"I will be more understanding and patient in treating my patients having an illness/symptoms."

Course Participant

"This program gave me additional training tools to help caregivers understand what their clients with dementia are feeling."

Maria Chavez

"Very well constructed program with up to date alternative therapies."

Christopher L. Breneman

"This was a very informative program, will definitely help with our effects in educating our staff, caregivers, and families of our patients. The information on about how to anticipate our patients' needs in order to prevent the occurrence of problems common to the. It was really an eye opener, thank you!"

Course Participant

"The specific examples and interventions fro ADLs, pain, dining were extremely helpful."

Course Participant

"Enlarged my understanding of dementia from the patients point of view, making future interactions more natural, coming from science and the heart."

Carol Fahrenwald

"The program has given me more in-depth rationale for effective interventions, improving patient care, and is very helpful in improving patient will maintain/sustain highest level of safety and independence for a better quality of life."

Neil Gigante, PT, DPT

"From this CDP class, I will be able to provide more meaningful experiences in resident programming for the memory care residents I work with."

Stacy Van Loan

"Different approaches and techniques to improve treatment and caring for patients. Ways to understand so we can respond appropriately to patients behavior and symptoms."

Course Participant

"Even if you don't work with dementia patients, this course is helpful in supporting patients who may have a loved one suffering from dementia."

Kelly J. Scherak, PhD

"This has been a very informative learning experience."

Imedla Homecgoy, NP

"It will make me a more effective therapist."

Course Participant

"So often in healthcare, we as providers sadly look at our day as things to do on a task list. This course reminds you to step back and look at the person as an individual and set interventions to meet their specific needs. Truly an amazing course."

Amanda Andrews

Refund & Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your registration and request a refund 2 or more weeks prior to the event you may receive a refund of the purchase price minus associated payment processing fees (PayPal fees). 

If you cancel your registration and request a refund less than 2 weeks to the event you may receive a 50% refund of the purchase price minus associated payment processing fees (PayPal fees).


If you are absent without notice the day of the event you will not receive a refund or credit. 

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