Are you looking to advance your skills in Dementia Care?


Take the path to certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners


NVNA WORKS is proud to offer the NCCDP’s Alzheimer ’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar.

This is the required seminar for those pursuing CDP certification and who qualify through the

National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.


 Offered by Joan Wright, CDP, CADDCT at NVNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA

Classes are 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must attend the full day (8 hour class time) in order to receive the certificate of attendance, which is required to be submitted along with your application to NCCDP for CDP certification. See Registration Form for class dates.


   Seminar Modules:

Diagnosis        Prognosis        Treatment      Communication         Feelings           Depression

Repetitive Behavior               Paranoia                     Hallucinations                       

Wandering                 Hoarding                    Aggressive Behaviors             Catastrophic Reactions        

Intimacy and Sexuality          Personal Care                Pain                   Nutrition              

Activities        Environment             Staff and Family Support           Spiritual Care                                

End of Life                               Diversity and Cultural Competence

Please note that laptops are not permitted in class nor any form of videotaping or audio taping.

Download CDP Seminar Information

Seminar Instructor: Joan F. Wright is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) and Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT) through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. The Director of Community Relations at NVNA and Hospice where she has developed dementia care curriculum for staff training, Joan also facilitates a number of caregiver support groups and educational programs in the community and has spoken and published about caregiving.

Please visit the NCCDP website at to learn more about full process of becoming a CDP.

This course is just one piece of the process and does not on its own certify anyone as a CDP. Your certificate of attendance from this course must be submitted with your application to NCCDP to fulfill the necessary requirements.

Must register  by May 10 – Please call Karen at 781-871-1040 to register.

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