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The certificate is designed for professional direct care providers of older adults across care settings. The goal of the certificate is to increase providers’ knowledge of dementia and to enhance confidence in caring for people with dementia. The certificate is a self-paced program where all content, quizzes and evaluations are provided online.
Caring for those living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia can be challenging work and requires the use of skills and techniques designed to safely support these individuals. The need for professionals with expertise in dementia care is growing rapidly as the prevalence of dementia continues to increase worldwide. In response, the University of Wyoming is offering a Dementia Care Certificate for healthcare professionals working with individuals with dementia. The certificate is an online self-paced program designed to fit within the healthcare professional’s busy schedule. The modules are previously recorded Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) workshops, online training's, and webinars that were taught by experts in their field. The WyCOA Dementia Care Certificate is a convenient, easily assessable program that recognizes individuals for learning quality dementia care practices and knowledge.
Earn up to 22 hours of Continuing Education Credits via an online learning platform
Certificate is self-paced for your convenience
Funding from the Health Resource Service Administration will allow the certificate to be offered free of charge.
NOTE: WyCOA will be bringing updated content, formatting and options for the
DCC in the coming months! If you want to be notified when this becomes
available for use, please add your name to our wait list and we will be in touch!
*Anticipated launch date is January 2024 (*Thank you for your patience!)