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Never has the need for dementia support groups been greater.

Whether you're thinking about starting a support group for dementia caregivers or people living with dementia, or are already leading a support group, this training is for you! You will access essential knowledge and the necessary skills to make you a more confident, competent, and compassionate support group leader.

Earn up to 16.25 CE hours with this one-of-a-kind training opportunity designed to elevate your expertise. Here is what you can expect:

  • Learn from an expert multidisciplinary team of experienced support group leaders
  • Access to actual support group video segments
  • Take away 10 comprehensive meeting plans to hold a successful support group meeting
  • Valuable resources: Adaptable care partner invitation letter, assessments, meeting worksheets
  • Walk through challenges and strategies for in-person, virtual, and hybrid support group options
  • Explore the 5 developmental stages of support groups
  • Incorporate the 8 central needs of dementia caregivers
  • Discover how to integrate mindfulness, improvisational movement, creativity, and cognitive activities for those with dementia
  • Detailed activities for people living with dementia: Music, reminiscence, sand tray, dough, sayings, riddles & more
  • Immediately put the tools to use to start your own support groups

That's not all! Complete the included bonus content and you can become a Certified Dementia Care Specialist! ECDCS certification is a $99.99 value but it's FREE with your registration! Professional standards apply. Demonstrate your expertise to others with new dementia credentials!

Register today… for the only support group leader's training that provides strategies to fine-tune leaders' skills to start a support group or improve an established leader's competence and compassion! Don't delay… be a part of the revolution to improve dementia care!

Dementia Support Group Leader Training with Dementia Certification

$799.87 Total Value
Just $199.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
LEARN ON-DEMAND
  • •  Earn up to 16.25 CE hours
  • •  Learn at your own pace
  • •  Unlimited access to all content and materials
  • •  Completely flexible for your busy schedule
Includes your Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) Certification ($99 value)
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

Course Highlights

  • Incredible insights from 6 multidisciplinary leaders in dementia care
  • Earn up to 16.25 CE hours
  • Includes 3 FREE bonuses — a $389.88 value!
  • Leader evaluation of included real-life support group videos
  • Packed with tips, tools, guidelines, worksheets, samples & suggestions
  • Watch the videos at your own pace
  • Designed for: mental health and healthcare professionals, as well as a variety of allied health professionals and administrators. And anyone interested in leading a dementia support group!
  • No risk! 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Colleague Reviews of Your Course Speakers


Five Stars
"I facilitate 5-6 dementia caregiver groups monthly, so this course will help immensely! — Daniel, Social Worker
"I will remember to use the strategies of tell and re-tell your story, tell me more, what are those tears for, and appropriate use of silence. — Deloris, Nurse
Five Stars
Five Stars
"Dr. Shaw, you were absolutely stellar in your presentation!! Your personal journey, along with your medical background, delivered high authenticity. This was truly inspiring to me so that I can go back to my hospital to better walk alongside our patients and caregivers. I am most grateful to have heard you! — Windie, SLP
"Excellent program! I work in private practice. This information will allow me to better assess dementia and Alzheimer's diseases, as well as develop treatment plans. — Marc, Marriage & Family Therapist
Five Stars
Five Stars
"I work with dementia patients daily. This knowledge will aid in my ability to assist these patients and families!
— Charlene, Social Worker
Outline for Dementia Support Group Leader's Training

Register today for immediate, unlimited access to a series of online videos that deliver the only support group leader's training that provides strategies to fine-tune leaders' skills to start a support group or improve an established leader's competence and compassion. Plus, you'll become an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS)! Here's what you'll discover in this course:

Knowledge and Skills for Support Group Leaders

  • Benefits of support groups
  • Companioning vs treating
  • Developmental phases of support groups
  • Basic counseling skills
  • Advanced counseling skills
  • Challenging group dynamics
  • Challenging individuals in the group
  • Meaning deconstruction and reconstruction
  • In-person vs virtual vs hybrid in-person/virtual support groups — challenges and strategies for each setting

Support Groups for Dementia Caregivers

  • The difference between a care partner and a caregiver
  • Benefits of support groups for dementia caregivers and people living with dementia, including the evidence base, limitations, and potential risks
  • The 8 central needs of dementia caregivers
  • Mindfulness theory and practice for dementia caregivers
  • Session elements — mindfulness, check-in, educational lesson, discussion/Q&A, and homework
  • Curriculum for closed and open-ended dementia caregiver groups

Support Groups for People Living with Dementia

  • Benefits of support groups for people living with dementia including the evidence base, limitations, and potential risks
  • Unique aspects of developmental phases, counseling skills, challenging participants, and meaning reconstruction in support groups for people living with dementia
  • Mindfulness for people living with dementia
  • IMPROVment® — an improvisational movement curriculum for people living with dementia
  • Session elements — mindfulness, improvisational movement, creativity, and domain-specific cognitive activities
  • Curriculum for closed and open-ended support groups for people living with dementia

Dementia Support Group Leader Training with Dementia Certification

$799.87 Total Value
Just $199.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
LEARN ON-DEMAND
  • •  Earn up to 16.25 CE hours
  • •  Learn at your own pace
  • •  Unlimited access to all content and materials
  • •  Completely flexible for your busy schedule
Includes your Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) Certification ($99 value)
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Your learning doesn't stop there…
Included for FREE! Three Bonuses — a $389.88 value!

A Leaders Manual for Dementia Care-Partner Support Groupst
A Leader's Manual for Dementia Care-Partner Support Groups
If you want to lead a support group for dementia care partners and have a heart for those “on the journey,” This is the comprehensive resource you need! The manual provides information about establishing and leading support groups, counseling skills for leaders and co-leaders, how to handle challenging group participants, step-by-step instructions on how to run each of the ten individual weekly meetings (including meeting-specific handouts), and lots of practical advice.

A Support Group for People Living with Dementia: The Leaders Manual
A Support Group for People Living with Dementia: The Leader's Manual
An incredible resource to lead meaningful support groups for those on the journey with Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia. The manual provides experiential advice, worksheets, and usable tools to start and lead a support group for people living with dementia. You'll have immediate access to 10 sessions of enriching experiences to support mind, body, and soul using cognitively engaging activities, improvisational movement, and emotional processing.

Alzheimers Disease & Other Dementias Certification Training
Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias Certification Training
Watch Dr. Sherrie All as she provides you with dementia assessment tools and interventions you need to identify and differentiate between dementias, perform cognitive assessments, prevent and reduce difficult behaviors, and improve your ability to communicate with cognitively impaired patients! This program will offer practical solutions to some of the most challenging real-life situations you face and bring you up to speed on the latest medications, preventative treatments, and advances in early detection that could impact your work.
Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS)
Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS)

Best of all, upon completion of this training, you'll be eligible to become an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you've invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of dementia care. Professional standards apply. Click Here to Learn More About ECDCS Certification.

Certification Made Simple

Best of all, in just three easy steps, you will become an Evergreen Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS):

  • Step 1: Watch this online course.
  • Step 2: Complete the CE test(s) and instantly print your certificate(s) of completion.
  • Step 3: Submit the Certification Questionnaire included in this training, and your application is complete.*

That's it! No hidden fees. No catch. Just certification made EASY.
*Professional standards apply.

Dementia Support Group Leader Training with Dementia Certification

$799.87 Total Value
Just $199.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
LEARN ON-DEMAND
  • •  Earn up to 16.25 CE hours
  • •  Learn at your own pace
  • •  Unlimited access to all content and materials
  • •  Completely flexible for your busy schedule
Includes your Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) Certification ($99 value)
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
Meet the Course Experts

Edward G. Shaw
Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA, is dually trained as a physician and mental health counselor. He was the primary care partner for his late wife, Rebecca, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2007 at age 53 and died in 2016 after a 9-year journey. Ed was a practicing academic radiation oncologist for 23 years. In 2010, inspired by Rebecca's journey, his medical interest shifted to dementia diagnosis and treatment, and with his additional training in mental health counseling, he founded the Memory Counseling Program in 2011, part of the Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine and the Sticht Center on Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Click here for information about Edward G. Shaw


Samantha Culler, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and the clinical director for the memory counseling program at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem, NC. She has provided mental health counseling for people with progressive and chronic health conditions since 2016. She is a strengths-based therapist who has a desire to help people live fully at all stages of life. Samantha provides individual, couple, and family counseling for those on the dementia journey as well as leading a support group for people living with dementia.

Click here for information about Samantha Culler
Samantha Culler


Christina Soriano
Christina Soriano, MFA, is the Vice Provost for the Arts and Interdisciplinary Initiatives at Wake Forest University and a professor of dance. Since 2012, Christina has regularly taught a community dance class in Winston-Salem, NC to people living with Parkinson's Disease and their care partners and has been involved in three scientific studies that look at the ways dance can help with the quality of life, mobility, and balance of people living with neurodegenerative disease. She has received funding from the National Parkinson Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, and the National Institutes of Health, with Dr. Christina Hugenschmidt with whom she regularly collaborates on this work.

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Christina Hugenschmidt, PhD, MS, LCMHC, is a mental health counselor and neuroscientist. Her experiences in clinical practice led her to question how support groups can be used to improve brain health. She began working with the Memory Counseling Program (MCP) at Health/Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem North Carolina in 2012 and was recently appointed MCP director following Dr. Shaw's retirement. Her experiences leading and developing a support group for people with dementia have profoundly shaped how she views dementia and her research into how positive experiences like this group can support the well-being of people living with dementia and their care partners.

Click here for information about Christina Elizabeth Hugenschmidt
Christina Hugenschmidt


Marinda Freeman
Marinda Freeman, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker, currently providing trauma-focused counseling at Family Services Inc. of Forsyth County. Marinda interned at the Memory Counseling Program, implementing positive therapeutic techniques by providing emotional support, specifically mental health counseling for persons with dementia, as well as their care partners both individually and in group settings. Marinda's passion for this population grew rapidly and she was inspired to develop a support group curriculum for people living with dementia to help improve their quality of life, honor autonomy, and provide a safe space to openly talk about their diagnosis.

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Sherrie All, PhD, is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist who has specialized in treating people with dementia, Parkinson's disease, TBI, MS, and other neurological disorders for over a decade. Dr. All is the founder and director of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness, a private neuropsychology practice specializing in cognitive rehabilitation and brain health to help adults improve their thinking skills, expand their functional independence, and enhance their brain health. Dr. All has earned the attention of media outlets including The New Yorker and Crain's Chicago Business, is a member of the American Psychological Association and author of The Neuroscience of Memory: Seven Skills to Optimize Your Brain Power, Improve Memory and Stay Sharp at Any Age.

Click here for information about Sherrie All
Sherrie All

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Dementia Support Group Leader Training with Dementia Certification

$799.87 Total Value
Just $199.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
LEARN ON-DEMAND
  • •  Earn up to 16.25 CE hours
  • •  Learn at your own pace
  • •  Unlimited access to all content and materials
  • •  Completely flexible for your busy schedule
Includes your Certified Dementia Care Specialist (ECDCS) Certification ($99 value)
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

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