Birches offers certification training to local dementia caregivers
Nov 29, 2016 5:13 PM - Caring for older adults with dementia is not easy. But having the most up-to-date training in the field of dementia care can make it a little easier. To provide this training to dementia caregivers in the Chicagoland area, The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills hosted a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) training seminar on November 16 led by Rachelle Blough, a Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer for the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP). In a day-long seminar, Blough prepared 15 participants from across the Chicagoland area to become Certified Dementia Practitioners (CDPs). A Certified Dementia Practitioner is a health care professional who has received in-depth training in dementia care so he or she can provide thoughtful, competent care that improves the lives of people with dementia.