Comprehensive Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Course Requirements.


These are the requirements of the NCCDP comprehensive NCCDP Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar CADDCT. At a minimum, you must have completed an 8-hour comprehensive seminar by an approved NCCDP Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer CADDCT. In some states, the trainer may increase the instruction hours to meet the state guidelines. But the seminar can not be taught in less than 8 hours which includes a lunch break.

The trainer names are posted on the NCCDP web site. The instructors may be teaching this seminar in collaboration with a local college.

When you submit your application, you must attach a copy of the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Certificate that was provided to you by the instructor when you attended the seminar.

The certificate must state your name, the course title, date, start time of course, and end time, of course, location, instructor's name, and credentials.

The NCCDP approved instructor will supply each student with an NCCDP Hand Out Notebook.

The seminar does not include PowerPoint or memory sticks. The instructors per their contracts with the NCCDP are not allowed to give the student this information. The hand out a notebook is comprehensive and covers all the information reviewed in the seminar.

The student should submit the evaluation form that is included in the CDP application. If you do not see the evaluation form you can download the evaluation from the web site.

The modules that are to be covered by your instructor are:

  • Overview of Dementia / Alzheimer's Disease: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment
  • Tests and Evaluations used for Dementia
  • Communication
  • Feelings and Repetitive Behaviors
  • Wandering, Hoarding and Paranoia and Hallucinations
  • Sundowning
  • Intimacy, Sexuality, Aggressive Behaviors and Catastrophic Behaviors
  • Depression and Alzheimer's Disease
  • Personal Care; Pain, Nutrition, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Eating, Swallowing and Sleep Disturbances
  • Activities & Alzheimer's Disease Calendars
  • Environment: Changes that make a difference
  • Staff and Family Relationships
  • Stress and the CareGiver
  • Multicultural Considerations
  • Pastoral Care and Preparing for End of Life

Instructor / Course Evaluation