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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 14, 2010

Dementia Care Professionals of America to Host Free Training in Manhattan

NEW YORK, NY - Dementia Care Professionals of America (DCPA) will host a free training workshop in Manhattan on October 26 about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as effective care for individuals with the brain disorder.

Geared toward dementia care professionals, para-professionals and volunteers, the workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 80 th Street Residence, located at 430 East 80 th Street. It will include a DVD presentation, discussion and lunch.

DCPA is the membership, training and qualification division of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in New York. The goals of DCPA are to provide support and practical training to professional caregivers and raise the bar on dementia care in the United States. DCPA has trained more than 4,500 professionals to date.

Attendees who pass an on-site exam will earn the status of AFA Qualified Dementia Care Provider (QDCP) and become members of DCPA.

“The needs of the dementia population are enormous and challenging,” said Eric J. Hall, AFA’s president and chief executive officer. “Our training is becoming increasingly important as our nation faces a shortage of professionals specializing in dementia care at a time when the incidence of the disease is skyrocketing.”

For more information and to register, contact AFA at 866-232-8484. Seating is limited.

The workshop is made possible by support from the New York State Department of Health, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Adult Health.

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in New York and made up of more than 1,400 member organizations that provide hands-on programs to meet the educational, emotional, practical and social needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. Its services include a toll-free hot line, counseling, educational materials, a free caregiver magazine and training for healthcare professionals. For information, call 866-AFA-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org.



Contact: Carol Steinberg
Phone: 866-AFA-8484