Whether you work with patients in a hospital, assisted living facility, nursing home, or in the community, the week-long Advanced Training in Dementia Care will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to:
This week-long comprehensive program consists of 40 hours of intensive dementia care education at Copper Ridge, a long-term care facility for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Attendees will receive both classroom education and hands-on pratica from experts in the fields of aging and dementia care. Instructors include staff from Copper Ridge, as well as faculty members from the Copper Ridge Institute, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, University of Maryland, McDaniel College, and others. Our goal for all participants is that this training will enhance their ability to provide informed and respectful care that will help maximize the quality of life for individuals with dementia.
Feedback from past attendees: “This program is fun, interesting, and informative. I drove two hours to get here everyday, and honestly, I would have glady driven further if I had to. I expect the benefit this program will ultimately be to my facility will always make us indebted to the Copper Ridge Institute!” “You have an excellent faculty who obviously have a passion for what they do.” “This program is excellent and I wish we could send every staff member at our organization.” “Every aspect of the program was important and very clearly related. Every area was a piece of the puzzle, and by the end of the course, I was able to see how the pieces fit.”
We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please let us know if you require special assistance.
Refund Policy: Full refund available if registration is cancelled up to two weeks before the program date. If cancellation is received up to one week before the program date, a full refund will be given, minus a $75 administrative fee. No refunds available if cancellation is received less than one week before the program date, but the registrant may send someone else in their place. If the program is cancelled for any reason, the liability of The Copper Ridge Institute shall be limited to a full refund of registration fees.
Each session, one applicant is selected as the Mildred Baron Scholar, and is awarded an all expenses paid scholarship. This award covers tuition, books, and, if applicable, airfare and hotel.
To apply, please send a letter that outlines the applicants need for training, along with a current resume or C.V.
Requests should be made to:
The Copper Ridge Institute
Attn: Mildred Baron Scholarship
710 Obrecht Road
Sykesville, Maryland 21784
Questions about the Advanced Training in Dementia Care Program? Please contact us.
Nicole Brandt, PharmD, CGP, BCPP, FASCP
Director of Clinical and Educational Programs, Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging
Associate Professor, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
In this video, Dr. Brandt discusses the following medication related topics pertinent to caring for an older adult with dementia:
> Medication Adherence
> Falls and Medications
> Behavioral Management and Medications
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