Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

Kearney Center
Friday August 13, 2021

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Lunch break noon - 1 p.m.)

Register Online

Student notebook will be provided day of seminar.

Lunch is not provided and due to licensing agreement, video or audio recordings are allowed and laptops or other devices are not permitted during the seminar.

Seminar will benefit all healthcare workers, social workers, caregivers, nursing home administrators, therapist and physicians.

Instructor Bio

Deborah Schaaf, LPN, CDP, CDSGF, CMDCP, CADDCT, Assisted Living Administrator

CADDCT Training obtained through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioner. 

Deborah presents with 42 years of experience in Long Term Care. She has been a dementia unit manager, and has seen the struggles that present to our healthcare team. 

She has a passion for teaching and has a strong desire to help educate the public and healthcare workers, as well as in the home care givers. To dispel the belief dementia and Alzheimer’s are a death sentence, to celebrate the lives of our residents and loved ones, to make every day count. 


National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners 

Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP®

Benefits of Professional Certification 

The Certified Dementia Practitioner is the earned credential that recognizes the highest standard in Alzheimer's and Dementia education and that has been achieved. The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioner (NCCDP) exists to establish credentialing mechanisms for validating proficiency in Alzheimer's and Dementia education and Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP®) certification and certified NCCDP trainers. The NCCDP organization ensures the highest standards in Alzheimer's and Dementia education through the Certified Dementia Practitioner certification process. The CDP® certification demonstrates the achievement of specialized training in the areas of Alzheimer's and Dementia care. National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) is committed to educational programs that inform Certified Dementia 

Practitioner (CDP®) professionals about new changes that influence the certification process. 

The benefits of Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP®) certification are numerous to the health care professionals. Health Care Professionals who have taken the steps to complete comprehensive training in Alzheimer's and Dementia Care and have completed certification have the necessary educational tools to provide care to Alzheimer's and Dementia patients. Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP®) Certification is essential for today's health care professional as the dementia population continues to rise. CDP® certification recognizes the need for standards in the area of Alzheimer's and Dementia education to provide quality services by trained health care professionals in the area of Alzheimer's and Dementia. Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP®) works to enhance the use of new methods, theories and tools related to Alzheimer's and Dementia care practices. 

CDP® certification provides recognition, competency, and a commitment in the area of Alzheimer's and Dementia care education. CDP® can assist with job advancement. CDP® certification promotes the need for education from which all health care professionals can benefit. There are numerous benefits to obtaining this professional credential both for you as an individual and to the health care organization. 


  • Introduction to Dementia: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment
  • Communication and Feelings
  • Depression and Repetitive Expressions
  • Delusions, Hallucinations, Hoarding, & Wandering/Walking Behavior
  • Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy, and Sexuality
  • Personal Care: Pain, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Nutrition, Falls, and Sleep Disturbances
  • Activities
  • Environment
  • Staff, Family Support, Abuse and Neglect Prevention
  • Diversity and Cultural Competence