TALA and James L. West Center for Dementia Care have partnered in 2022 and 2023 to bring a one-day virtual dementia course. Participants learned from dementia care experts and earned the 6 hours of dementia specific continuing education units required on an annual basis by Texas regulations.
The James L West Dementia Center and the Texas Assisted Living Association are partnering on a Dementia Specialist Training pilot program that launched in September 2023.
The training will help caregivers in their interactions with residents who have dementia and give caregivers an understanding of how caregiving differs when a resident has dementia. The course will provide real world techniques and a strong foundation for those who care for residents with dementia.
The 12-hour training will be virtual with a live question and answer component taken over the course of four months.
The Dementia Specialist Training will be available in 2024.