SGS Pre-Conference Events

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

Pre-Conference Events
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Pre-Conference Intensive

Certified Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT)

April 2, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Live/In Person)

Are you passionate about making a positive impact for those in your care? Do you believe that quality dementia education can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! By becoming a CADDCT, you will be certified to teach our nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care (ADDC) seminar and empower others with the tools they need to provide compassionate care to those living with dementia.

Special Conference Rate: $1,900/person (Valued at $2,950, Savings $1,050)

Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Refreshments, Training Materials

(Full Conference Registration is NOT required)


The applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • A 4-year college or graduate degree from an accredited college
  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a health-related field (including teaching)
  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience presenting in-services/seminars to health care professionals or frontline staff in geriatric settings

You don’t need to be a CDP prior to attending this seminar! You will be required to complete an application prior to the class to be reviewed and accepted.


Target Audience:

Administrators, in-service directors, corporate trainers, nurses, nurse educators, social workers, assisted living managers, activity professionals, memory care neighborhood managers, and adult day directors.


Denise Scruggs is the Director of Education for the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. She has over 30 years of experience in dementia care and education in memory care, long-term care, assisted living, adult daycare, hospital care, and home settings. Denise holds certifications as a Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Practitioner, and Montessori Dementia Care Professional and Trainer. She is also a Victor W. Marshall Fellow in Applied Gerontology, a former member-at-large Board Member for SGS.

To learn more about the CADDCT certification: Contact or call 973-729-6601.