Here is our exciting Dementia Care Certificate Program.

Space is limited, Register early, Don't be disappointed!

What is the Dementia Care Certificate Program?

The Dementia Care Certificate Program is a comprehensive educational program offered by the Alzheimer Society of PEI for healthcare professionals, personal support workers, home care support workers and professional caregivers.

The program is composed of two courses:

  1. Dementia Care Training 101 Program (DCT – 101)

  2. Dementia Care Training 102 Program (DCT – 102).  

DCT-101 covers general awareness and basic hands-on skills

DCT- 102 develops hands-on skills as frontline professionals working with people living with dementia.

This two-part program will give you:

  • Core dementia care training including understanding how dementia impacts people physically, mentally, and socially;

  • Hands on skills to provide effective positive approach to care;

Dementia Care Training 101 

Course Overview:

This 10-hour course will provide and enhance your knowledge and awareness of dementia, increase your effective communication strategies, and practice person-centred care which will enable you to provide quality care for persons with dementia.

You will learn and actively use Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Care which will assist in your understanding of the person living with dementia & behaviour. 


Learning Objectives:

By taking this course you will learn:

  1. How to describe general aspects of aging, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

  2. Experience how one experiences dementia via Virtual Dementia Tour

  3. Learn how changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease will affect all aspects of an individual’s life

  4. Recognize that a challenging behaviour is a responsive behavior

  5. Learn communication strategies when working with someone with dementia.

  6. Apply specific skills and knowledge that transforms how one partners with a person who has dementia utilizing Positive Approach to Care – Hand under Hand basics.

Dates: TBD

Location: TBD

Cost: $150 - 10 hour face to face course with Homefun (1 hr)

We accept cash, cheque, and credit card. If paying by credit card please call or stop by The Alzheimer Society’s office; Please make cheque to: The Alzheimer Society of DCT


Lunch: On your own or Brown Bag – (Noon - 1pm)  

             Snack breaks provided

Register: contact us by phone at 902-628-2257 or by email .

Coming Soon – September 14-15, 2017

Dementia Care Training 102 – U-First and PAC Training continues in Fall 2017.  Applicants will require Dementia Care Training 101.  




Last Updated: 02/13/2018