CARES® for Families was developed specifically for those caring for a loved one living at home, in an independent living setting, or in assisted living. It includes many practical strategies, tips, and a instruction in the CARES® Approach. Learn More
Program & Certification for $199
About CARES® Dementia Care for Families™
This award-winning training and certification program was developed for family members or friends caring for a loved one with memory loss or dementia. Like our other CARES® products, this program centers around the 5-step CARES® Approach and offers many practical and invaluable strategies to common caregiving situations, challenges, and concerns. It is rich with videos featuring family caregivers, family members living with dementia, and dementia experts.
CARES® Dementia Care for Families™ was funded in part by a grant from the National Institute on Aging, was developed in conjunction with the National office of the Alzheimer’s Association, and guided by a national team of experts.
“CARES” stands for:
C – Connect with the Person
A – Assess Behavior
R – Respond Appropriately
E – Evaluate What Works
S – Share with Others
Once you have completed CARES® Dementia Care for Families, consider completing one of our other advanced topics. These programs are intended primarily for professional staff members providing care for someone living with dementia and are not focused on care at home. However, many family members express an interest in learning even more about dementia care after completing CARES Dementia Care for Families.