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Dementia Care Specialist Course ONLINE CLASS with LERN.org

As baby-boomers age, the 21st century workforce is challenged to care for an exponentially growing population of persons with dementia (PWD). Expertise in memory is going to be needed in nearly every industry. This course provides essential knowledge and understanding about neurological diseases that affect cognition and memory, and practical application of effective skills for supporting PWD. Nearly all disciplines benefit from taking this course, as do families of PWD. Enhance your resume with this specialized education.

An online course created with adult-learners in mind. This class provides students a safe and easy-to-manage venue to learn from the instructor and from each other. This program is offered online through many colleges and universities via LERN/UGotClass, a non-profit educational organization. It is “asynchronous” which means students enroll in the class and then complete the course at their own pace within eight weeks. Hebrew HealthCare has partnered with LERN/UGotClass to create this course. You do not need to be enrolled in a college to take Dementia Care. Students receive a transcript with International Learning Units (internationally recognized CEUs) but if you are taking the course for professional license/continuing education, you should check with your licensing board to see if they accept ILUs.

If you have any questions about the course, feel free to contact the instructor, Heather Dobbert, MA, CDP, CLL at 860-920-1810 or contact us by email.

The course tuition is $495 and runs for 8 weeks.

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What do Students say?

“I have been so blessed to have the ability to further my education and knowledge about dementia, by taking an online dementia training course. The current class I am taking is course training for certification as  a “Dementia Care Specialist” taught by Heather Dobbert, MA, CDP, CLL. The two-month online course, offered four times a year, covers a broad spectrum of essential, cutting-edge topics including: dealing with the disease, foundations, basic neurology of thinking and cognition, practical strategies of communication (management), end of life issues (legal and financial) and new best practices and approaches. Participants log into the course anytime day or night, from any computer. Course content includes audio lectures by the instructor with slides, videos, online readings and ongoing discussion with the instructor and other participants.”
Barbara Worthington, founder and owner of Caregiver Cards

“I loved this course. The format was great. The information was just what I was looking for as a refresher on Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. I think that the discussion questions were thought provoking and allowed for some great conversations. I appreciate all the work you put into this class Pam, and hope to remain in contact. Thank you!”
Allison Musa, Leesburg, VA

“Thank you again for a wonderful and informative class. I loved the discussion links and the ability to converse with my student colleagues…those exchanges are very valuable when learning material online. I will be recommending this class to my colleagues.”
Loriann Sonntag, Morgantown, WV

“I am thankful to have had Pam Atwood as an instructor and will always appreciate her openness in sharing her passion, knowledge, experience, and wisdom in the field of Dementia Care. I have learned so much about those with dementia, their families, and their care, but also about my compassion and empathy for them as well. The class discussions were invaluable. I have grown tremendously. I will always treasure Pam’s encouraging words and those of my classmates. They have touched me deeply and I am eternally grateful.”
Sheila Mitchell, Augusta, VA

“I can’t thank you enough for the course. It was clear, easily digested, and the lecture quality, in timber, pacing and variety was a pleasure. Very nurturing and relaxing for those of us who are professional caregivers.”
– Rochelle from PA

“I wanted to learn more about how to communicate effectively with someone who isn’t always in our realm…and since starting your class I’m much more confident in my abilities to provide these very special people the best of care for their individual needs.”  – Crystal from WI

“This class has been a real eye opener for me, and now I can pass on this information as well as texts and helpful information websites to help others who are faced with this situation.”
– Carmen from British Virgin Islands

“I have to say that the most valuable aspect of the course was the discussion board. It gave each of us a chance to share knowledge but also to share personal and professional experiences with family or clients and to learn from each other’s work…and I personally believe that there is no better way to learn or to apply that knowledge.”
– Loriann from WV