CARES® Dementia Safety Topics

CARES® Dementia Safety Topics focuses on strategies for communicating with someone with dementia, help with wandering, food and fluid intake, preventing falls, eliminating restraints, and the overarching critical topic of pain. It is very difficult to deliver daily care, have good communication, or respond to behavior if someone is in pain. Each of the modules incorporates advanced training in the CARES® Approach in addition to a wide variety of exercises and video activities of real people with dementia, CNAs, and staff members.

This program has 6 modules (6 hours). The modules include:

  1. Making a Connection with the Person
  2. Eating Well
  3. Recognizing Pain
  4. Minimizing Falls
  5. Rethinking Wandering
  6. Minimizing and Eliminating Restraints

About CARES® Dementia Certification

CARES Dementia Certification recognizes and tests a user’s dementia understanding and dementia care knowledge from the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and published CARES research studies of select CARES online dementia care training programs. Organizations are encouraged to advertise their use of CARES certification to help promote their businesses. CARES Dementia Certification is optional and is included at no additional cost with the purchase of CARES Dementia Safety Topics. Successful completion of the exam recognizes users for being educated about dementia and for being trained and certified in person-centered dementia care practices using the CARES® Approach. Learn more about CARES Dementia Certification.

CARES® was developed with the Alzheimer’s Association, with input from a national team of experts. CARES content incorporates evidence-based strategies from the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations that have been supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations. View and print a summary of academic research and national awards related to CARES® online training programs.

Other Benefits

CARES® Dementia Safety Topics offers additional benefits such as:

  1. Free CARES Dementia Safety Topics worksheets for each training module
  2. Free continuing education self-submit packets for professional staff members
  3. Cost-saving purchasing options for single sites
  4. Flexible purchasing options for multi-location organizations

CARES Administrative Portal access

With any site license purchase, you will receive access to our CARES Administrative Portal to:

  1. Manage training compliance.
  2. Evaluate the individual progress of all staff members.
  3. Run customized reports for any time period.
  4. Download detailed documentation including employee name, module status, and date of program completion.
  5. Print individual completion certificates for group training sessions.