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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 7, 2008

Alzheimer's Foundation of America to Host Free Dementia Care Training

NEW YORK, NY—The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) in collaboration with the Fort Washington Houses Services for the Elderly will host a free dementia care training on March 26 about the safe and effective care of persons with Alzheimer's disease and all other types of dementia.

The training is part of AFA's efforts to raise the bar on dementia care in the United States and is offered by AFA's training division, Dementia Care Professionals of America. (DCPA).

It will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Fort Washington Houses, 99 Fort Washington Ave., New York .

The program is geared towards home health aides, personal care aides, nurses, social workers, family caregivers, and respite volunteers.and will include a DVD presentation, discussion and examination.

Attendees who pass the exam will earn the status of AFA Qualified Dementia Care Provider (QDCP) and become members of DCPA. In addition, nurses and social workers who become qualified will earn six continuing education credits.

The event is provided with support from the New York State Department of Health Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Adult Health.

For more information and to register, contact Judith Race, AFA's director of DCPA, at 866-AFA-8484.

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in New York and made up of hundreds of member organizations that provide hands-on programs to meet the educational, emotional, practical and social needs of families affected by Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses. AFA's services include a toll-free hot line, counseling, educational materials, a free caregiver magazine, and professional training. For information, call (toll-free) 866-AFA-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org.

Contact: Carol Steinberg
Phone: 866-AFA-8484


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