As the population of older adults continues to increase, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s or other dementia is expected to soar. The Alzheimer’s Association predicts the numbers will escalate rapidly from 56 million in 2020 to 88 million by 2050.
It’s not an immediate death sentence.
People continue to live an average of 4 to 8 years after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. Some even live as long as 20 years with the disease – and “living” is the most important part of the equation.
When someone receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s not as if a switch is flipped and the person suddenly becomes unable to function. The changes come on gradually and as the symptoms develop, the core of the person remains. An individual living with Alzheimer’s still has feelings, thoughts, hopes, and dreams. He or she will still be able to make plans and interact with family and friends. This is not a person “suffering” from Alzheimer’s disease, it’s a person “living” with Alzheimer’s disease.
Do you serve individuals living with Alzheimer’s or dementia?
We recently polled thousands of caregivers to learn more about their experiences in caring for people living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
- 62% of caregivers polled reported that they currently care for between 1 and 4 clients with this diagnosis.
- Nearly 96% indicated that they needed more training in caring for this special population.
Not all training is created equally!
The Alzheimer’s Association leads the world in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Founded in 1980, this highly trusted organization has been the catalyst and leader for a generation of advancements in the field. That’s why it stands to reason that caregiver training recognized for incorporating the Alzheimer’s Association’s guiding principles stands out among the crowd!
What are the benefits?
When you give your caregivers training that is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association, you position your organization at the forefront of quality Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Imagine the competitive edge you’ll enjoy when you can tell referral sources about the prestigious Alzheimer’s Association recognized training your staff receives.
Aside from the marketing possibilities, using Alzheimer’s Association recognized training will help caregivers and the clients they care for even more! Caregivers who go through this training will have more confidence in their ability to provide high-quality care. Clients and families will recognize a significant difference between caregivers who receive this training and those who do not.
In the Know has Alzheimer’s Association recognized training!
We are proud to be the only nationwide caregiver CE training company with training recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association. To learn more, schedule a demo with one of our Caregiver Training Advisors today!