Enhance your Dementia Education

Loretta Shacklett, founder of Simplify Senior Living, is proud to offer the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar. The ADDC training is the required seminar for those pursuing certification to qualify as a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) or those who want to enhance their dementia education.

Note: Attending the 8-hour in-person or virtual Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Seminar is a requirement for certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) In addition to the course cost, the NCCDP charges an application fee/certification fee. Please see NCCDP.org for more information. For eligibility requirements, training information, and NCCDP application instructions, please visit this link.

This certification is open to all healthcare professionals and front-line staff who work in healthcare settings.

Who Should Attend?

This certification is open to all healthcare professionals and front-line staff who work in healthcare settings.

Topics to be Covered

Diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, communication, feelings, depression, repetitive behavior, paranoia, hallucinations, wandering, hoarding, aggressive behavior, catastrophe, reactions, intimacy and sexuality, personal care, pain, nutrition, activities, environment, staff and family support, diversity, spiritual care and end-of-life.

Location: Virtual (via Zoom)

Class Schedule: Classes are offered on one Sunday per month from 8am-3PM EST

*see form below for upcoming dates

Cost: $185/per person*

*The course includes a comprehensive notebook in digital format.  A spiral-bound notebook is available for an additional $35.  Please allow one week for shipping.

Approved Instructor: Loretta Shacklett CSA, CDP, CMDCP, CADDCT

Continuing Education

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care curriculum is CEU approved in Pennsylvania for 7 CEUs with the CEU Network.

Corporate Team Training

We offer the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar to senior living communities, home care agencies, health care agencies, nursing homes, and hospice agencies interested in training their staff and employees.

Investing in your employees by certifying them as CDPs can profoundly impact the quality of care they provide, while giving your clients and families peace of mind that they are receiving the highest level of care possible.

Questions? Contact Loretta today to learn more!

See what our clients are saying…

After attending the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Course with Loretta I felt so confident going back to work with memory care. “Be guiding not controlling” was one quote that stuck with me. I recommend this course to everyone because you’ll never know when you’ll come in contact with someone suffering form Dementia/Alzheimer’s. Having the knowledge of knowing how to communicate and engage can make a big difference in someone’s life. Thank You! -Rajeena H.

I recently participated in a seminar on Dementia and Alzheimers and it was excellently presented by Certified Senior Advisor Loretta Shacklett and the information was presented professionally and with passion and shared insight in many areas of the disease and how to address different situations! Thank you! -Jean B.

Thank you for doing such an excellent job with the seminar. Your knowledge, expertise, and delivery certainly encapsulated the audience.  We received several favorable comments from our employees, especially our caregivers. They felt thankful for the opportunity and unanimously expressed that they all learned something valuable that they will take back and use with their clients.  I think an important factor was, besides your expert knowledge on the topic of dementia, your sincerity and exuberant concern and care for the elderly was certainly felt by the entire audience. -Tony L.

I recently attended the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar via zoom with Loretta. She was a very thorough and engaging practitioner for this course. I feel like I walked away with a wealth of knowledge about dementia and how to properly care for individuals with the disease as well as how to help support their loved ones and care givers. I would highly recommend Loretta and this course to my colleagues or anyone interested. -Katie R.

Loretta is excellent! She is extremely knowledgeable and the course is very valuable! Overall great experience! – Matt U.

Loretta has been the most helpful person I know in helping me with my career. She encouraged me get my Certification to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She was the instructor and her training was unbelievable. So helpful and easy to understand. I have already applied the training in dealing with some of my clients and the results have been amazing. If you ever see a class that she is offering, make sure you sign up before they are filled. – Lynnette P.