Quality dementia care begins with the understanding of the basics. But learning about dementia can be difficult for Spanish-speaking individuals and staff members, many of whom may not understand dementia training in English or fully grasp person-centered care strategies. CARES Dementia Basics in Spanish features all program text in Spanish, all audio narration in Spanish, Spanish closed captioning (CC) for all videos, and the CARES Dementia Basics certification exam is also in Spanish. Certificates print in both Spanish (for staff members) and English (for administrator documentation).
The program is the same award-winning CARES Dementia Basics content and provides caregivers with the core or “basic” information needed for dementia care. It focuses on person-centered care, the changes that happen to thinking skills as dementia progresses, how those changes impact behavior, and how to understand behavior as communication. It also includes an entire module on the CARES® Approach, a person-centered, easy-to-remember approach to care for any person in any situation and at any level of dementia thinking decline.
The letters in CARES stand for: Connect with the Person, Assess Behavior, Respond Appropriately, Evaluate What Works, and Share with Others. Explore these and other topics through video, audio, and interactive exercises featuring real families, real caregivers, and real dementia-care experts (no actors).
This program has 4 modules (4 hours). The modules include:
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 Basics in Spanish. 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.
CARES® Dementia Basics™ in Spanish offers additional benefits such as:
CARES Administrative Portal access
With any site license purchase, you will receive access to our CARES Administrative Portal to: