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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 4, 2010

Excellence in Care Specialist Training Set for Framingham, MA

NEW YORK, NY—Looking to put your dementia care background to even greater use? The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will be holding a training session for experienced dementia care professionals on April 30 in Framingham, MA that will enable them to conduct evaluations and consultations in their local communities as part of AFA's Excellence in Care Dementia Care Program of Distinction.

The program establishes a nationwide model of excellence for dementia care settings. Professionals who complete the comprehensive training become AFA Excellence in Care Specialists and then partner with care settings to help them meet the program's standards of excellence. Facilities who pass the rigorous standards gain the status of Excellence in Care Dementia Care Program of Distinction.

“This training is ideal for individuals who are motivated to help improve the level of dementia care in their communities and who are also looking to gain valuable experience in the process,” said Eric J. Hall, AFA’s president and chief executive officer.

Nationwide, excellence in care specialists include social workers, nurses, administrators and geriatric care managers.

To learn more about the requirements or to register for the training program, contact AFA at (866) 232-8484 or visit www.excellenceincare.org.

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in New York and made up of 1,200 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