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: The requirement for certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) is attending the 8-hour in-person or online Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar and receiving a Certificate of Attendance. You then apply to the NCCDP for Certification. In addition to the course cost, there is an application fee/certification fee charged by the NCCDP. Please see NCCDP.org for more information.

Who Should Attend?

Healthcare professionals, administrators, geriatric care managers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, activity professionals, social workers, nurses, nursing assistants, and individuals interested in pursuing the CDP designation or enhancing their dementia education.

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

Loretta will also be offering the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar to senior living communities, nursing homes, adult day care centers, CCRCs, senior centers, home health care agencies, hospitals, and hospice agencies who are interested in providing the training to their staff and employees.

Questions? Contact Loretta today to learn more!

See what our clients are saying…

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.