Dementia Care Training


Do you want to learn a positive approach to dementia care? Do you want to create an inclusive and engaging environment for all? Do you want to experience what it might feel like to have dementia? Do you want to learn U-FIRST principles? Do you want to decrease violence in the workplace? Check out our dementia care training program!

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Find upcoming sessions on our EventBrite page. 

What is Dementia Care Training?

The Dementia Care Training program is a comprehensive education program offered by the Alzheimer Society of PEI for healthcare professionals to increase best practices in dementia care. Encompassing: U-First® (includes P.I.E.C.E.S.™); PAC®; LGBTQ2+.
The program is composed of two courses:

  1. Dementia Care Training: Essentials & Fundamentals Program
  2. Dementia Care Training: Advanced 

Course Overview

Each 12-hour course will provide and enhance your knowledge and awareness of dementia, increase your effective communication strategies, and allow you to practice hands-on skills which will enable you to provide quality care for persons with dementia.  Learners will receive a workbook, U-FIRST! wheel, e-handouts and access to additional resources on the U-FIRST! website.

DCT: Essentials & Fundamentals Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:
1.    Utilize U-FIRST principles to effectively understand responsive behaviors
2.    Understand the basics of Positive Approach to Care: Hand-under-Hand™ techniques
3.    Identify an individual’s progression using Teepa Snow’s GEMS™ Framework.
4.    Increase effective communication strategies for person-centered care
5.    Describe signs, symptoms and biomedical effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
6.    Understand how one experiences dementia via Virtual Dementia Tour.

A certificate will be provided at the end of day two.

Upcoming sessions can be found on our Eventbrite page.

Cost: $300

DCT: Advanced Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  1. Apply Positive Approach to Care: Hand under Hand™ techniques to caregiving tasks
  2. Apply U-FIRST principles and PAC skills to client case consultations
  3. Utilize Montessori’s DementiAbility methods
  4. Develop an awareness of LGBTQ guidelines for long-term care
  5. Understand the importance of self-care within the healthcare industry

A certificate will be provided at the end of day two.

Upcoming Sessions

Find upcoming sessions and register here.


What's the cost?

$300 per course. Snacks included. Lunch on your own.  
All registrations will be completed online via EventBrite. Official receipts will also be sent directly via the EventBrite confirmation email.
For more information, please contact us at 902-628-2257 or [email protected].

Note: DCT Essentials & Fundamentals is a pre-requisite for DCT Advanced.

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