Act Now Foundation has various learning and development programs for individual caregivers, first responders, civic organizations, seniors, or professionals on a path to Certified Dementia Practitioners certification.
Only 14% of caregivers have received training, despite regularly administering medical or nursing care.
The program aims to help community members understand the ways in which dementia progressively affects the cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and performance-based capacities of those whom it afflicts. It teaches individuals strategies for dealing with those disabilities in personal and professional capacities, but it also coaches on how to develop highly individualized care strategies and how to modify or alter them as the disease progresses. The program also focuses on self-care, mobilizing family resources, and using community resources including support groups at the Foundation’s Alzheimer’s Resource Center of New Jersey.
Training, coaching, and mentoring sessions will take place in Jersey City at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center of NJ or at your organization's venue of choice. Alternative arrangements will be made for caregivers that cannot leave the home as technology makes it possible to connect via telephone, Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts. Home visits will be arranged when caregiver technology is not an option.
Classes are organized by Act Now Foundation and led by the Founder and President, Kristine Allen. Kristine is a Certified Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia Care Trainer and Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has been working to advocate, support, and educate the community about Alzheimer’s for the last 4 years. On a personal note, Kristine has been a caregiver for the last 10 years. She is passionate about improving the lives of those afflicted with dementia and their caregivers.
We encourage you to learn more about the various opportunities for Alzheimer’s and related Dementia Education in your community.
Please call 201-721-6721 or email today.