Certified Dementia Practitioner Training
This course provides an overview of dementia, activities, feelings, environment, staff and family relationships, caregiver stress, end-of-life issues, sex and intimacy, hoarding, abuse communication, repetitive behaviors, paranoia and hallucinations, pain management, depression, and personal care.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 and Saturday, March 18, 2017
University of Lynchburg
Hopwood Auditorium, 2nd floor
8-8:30 a.m. Check-in and refreshments
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Training
Denise Scruggs, CDP, CADDCT, ADC, Director, Beard Center on Aging Denise has over 24 years of dementia care experience in activities and management in LTC, assisted living, adult day care, memory care and community settings. She has been a dementia educator and consultant for over 10 years.
Susan Hudson, RDH, CDP, CADDCT, Director of Operations, Spa Creek Dental. Susan has more than twenty five years of experience working with clients diagnosed with dementia. She has served as both trainer and Registered Dental Hygienist in Virginia and South Carolina.
- $150 per person for Consortium on Aging members
- $185 per person – general registration
- $15 additional cost for University of Lynchburg CEUs
- Discount available for 3 or more attendees
Prices include lunch, snacks, and training materials.
Who should attend?
Nurses, CNA’s, social workers, activity professionals, geriatric case managers, licensed nursing home administrators, assisted living administrators, dietary personnel, pastoral care, and all other long term care staff and caregivers.
Increase your competency in dementia care while setting yourself apart from the rest. This class meets one of the requirements for becoming a Certified Dementia Practitioner. For more information on certification & other requirements go to www.nccdp.org.
The Beard Center offers ongoing classes, as well as opportunities for agencies and organizations to host a program or hold on-site training at their facilities for a discounted rate. For more information, contact Denise Scruggs, Director, Beard Center on Aging, at or 434.544.8456.