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John V. Hobday
Media Department and
EDINA, MN – January 1, 2014 – HealthCare Interactive has named Michelle Barclay as its new Vice President effective immediately. Barclay is the former Vice President of Program Services at the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter, as well as the former Director of Patient, Family, and Training Services at the Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter in Los Angeles. She brings years of service in program development, early identification of dementia for families, physician education, marketing, team development, and overall organization management.
Ms. Barclay received her Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology with a specialization in Gerontology from Louisiana State University and has worked with people with dementia and their care partners for 20 years as a researcher, consultant, educator, and program planner. Her areas of expertise include early intervention and improving health care quality for people with dementia. She is the recipient of the Archstone Foundation Award for Excellence in Program Innovation for her work on the “Partnering with Your Doctor” program and is a frequent presenter at the state and national level. Michelle has also been featured in the nationally available CARES® online dementia care training with Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® certification.
With Barclay’s experience and expertise, HealthCare Interactive is looking forward to continued growth and expansion in both national and international markets as well as the accomplishment of our goal of having one million people trained and certified by the end of 2015.
About HealthCare Interactive®
HealthCare Interactive (HCI) is the leading national provider of online, dementia care training programs. We are addressing the growing national crisis of memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease by developing the most innovative set of training products for family members and professional caregivers available in the marketplace today. HCI\’s educational DVDs, CD-ROMs, and Web-based products are easy to use. Each requires only basic computer or DVD skills and can be used in the privacy of your home or work setting. HCI\’s CARES online dementia care training programs qualify individuals for Alzheimer\’s Association essentiALZ and essentiALZ Plus certifications.
About essentiALZ® and essentiALZ® Plus Certification
The Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ® certification programs are a convenient way for individuals across the country or around the world to be recognized for learning quality dementia care practices. Each essentiALZ program combines select HealthCare Interactive CARES® online dementia care training with Alzheimer’s Association certification exams. EssentiALZ and essentiALZ Plus certification is ideal for family members as well as staff at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice, home health organizations, adult day programs, governmental and social service agencies, and police, fire, and other first responders.
About The Alzheimer’s Association®
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national, and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias. As the largest private non-profit funder of Alzheimer\’s research, the Association is committed to accelerating progress of new treatments, preventions, and ultimately, a cure. Through their partnerships and funded projects, they have been part of every major research advancement over the past 30 years. For additional information about CARES programs, essentiALZ certification, or HealthCare Interactive, visit www.hcinteractive.com or call (952) 928-7722.