Alzheimer’s is the most well-known form of dementia because it affects the most people. Statistically, 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 and older have Alzheimer’s.
The NCCDP administers the Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP®) program, a certification that indicates a health care professional has received comprehensive knowledge in the area of dementia care, has completed the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care course and seminar, and met the NCCDP certification requirements. A CDP® certification reflects a deep personal commitment on the part of the health care professional, inspiring confidence and dedication in an individual's professional knowledge through quality of life and quality of care provided to dementia patients.
"The AFA Dementia Care Partners course was great for its new information and also confirmed many of the things that I've seen in my almost 15 years of being a caregiver for people with Alzheimer's," said Belton. "The examination was quite challenging as it consisted of open ended essay style questions based on different real life scenarios that one may encounter as a caregiver."
We are proud to call Roanoke, VA home! This is a slideshow featuring some amazing photos from downtown Roanoke and Roanoke area attractions including the historic downtown farmer's market, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke River, Natural Bridge, the Hotel Roanoke, Explore Park, Virginia Tech, and other areas of our beautiful city and region.