Our Vision is to Create a Dementia Capable Society

There are over 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s and they have so much more potential than our society helps them to realize. Listen to Kim, our Founder and President of Dementia Care Specialists discuss how together we CAN make a difference and help individuals living with dementia to thrive.

Each solution we offer is a key component. Ideally, they work together to create sustainable, quality care. Our solutions are built upon the same person-centered, ability-based principles and evidence-based models. Learn more about each part of our total solution below. You can select one or more to meet your goals.

Solutions We Offer:

Training Solutions

Seeking high quality dementia and behavior de-escalation training? Ready to create a dementia capable workforce, gaining specialized knowledge and skills, and earning certification/credential recognitions?

Explore our Dementia Capable Care training program options and the many ways you, your team, or your organization can say you’re dementia capable, loud and proud!


Training For Individuals  Training For Organizations



Supportive Environment Solutions

The environment makes a huge difference. Ready to ensure your environment is supporting and not hindering your clients with dementia and your staff?

Your environment must be dementia friendly and aging supportive or positive outcomes may be compromised. Put the principles of Dementia Capable Care to work creating a person-centered, enriching, and cognitively supportive environment.

We Offer:

  • Environmental Audits
  • Environmental Design
  • Customized consultation, coaching and/or mentorship for those working in environmental design.

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Implementation Solutions

Sometimes Training Alone Isn’t Enough. Ready to make it actionable and get the best return on the training information and your investment?

Explore the many tools and resources we offer to ensure your care system and programs are congruent with training and set up to deliver Dementia Capable Care.

  • Assessment and Care Plan Tools
  • Care System Tools
  • Implementation Resources
  • Training Job Aids and Competency Tools
  • Memory Care Program Audit
  • Dementia Capable ADL, Activities, and Behavior Programs
  • Dementia Capable Care education and resources for families
  • Warchol Best Abilities Care Model℠

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Special Project Solutions- No project is too big or too small.

Are you or your organization looking to do something special in dementia care? Ready to partner with our experienced professionals to facilitate your success?

  • We offer a variety of customized consultation services. Let’s talk to learn more about your vision. We can help you or your organization to solve a problem and/or excel in dementia care.

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Training Certifications We Offer

Learners will gain knowledge and skills to be able to optimize function, safety, and quality of life for
those you serve and certifications to distinguish yourself as a leader.



Dementia Capable Care
Specialist Credential Training:

Learners can apply the Dementia Capable Care Model to optimize function, safety, and quality of life through person-centered and cognitively supportive approaches using the Allen Cognitive Levels and Model. Additionally, you can apply CPI’s Crisis Development Model℠ to prevent and de-escalate distress behaviors and support families.

Verified Digital Badge Earned:

Group 8129.png  Dementia Capable Care Specialist Credential (DCCS)

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Dementia Capable Care
Instructor Training:

As a Certified Instructor successful completion will enable you to train our Dementia Capable Care 2nd Edition program to others. (The certified Instructor will award their successful participants a DCCS paper certification.)

Verified Digital Badge Earned:

Group 8129.png  Dementia Capable Care Specialist Credential (DCCS)
Group 8129.png  Dementia Capable Care Certified Instructor (DCC-CI)

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Workforce *(Coming Soon)

Dementia Capable Care Workforce Leader

Earners of this credential have demonstrated their commitment to providing Dementia Capable Care training and thereby demonstrate their leadership role in preparing a Dementia Capable Care Workforce. Earners can proudly display their Dementia Capable Care- Workforce Leader Digital Badge in their employee signature lines and on their company website and/or other digital materials such as collateral.

Verified Digital Badge Earned:

Group 8129.png  Dementia Capable Care Workforce Leader (DCC-WL)

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Product Catalog

We carry many products to support therapists, activities professionals, and/or memory care providers to flourish. Check out our resources to help implement Dementia Capable Care including our DCS exclusives and our extensive line of Claudia Allen’s Cognitive Disabilities Model/Allen Cognitive Level tools.

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Renewal Programs

Dementia Capable Care Certified Instructors in good standing can register to renew their Instructor Certification at the end of their 2-year cycle. Click on the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page to choose a date that will work for your schedule. Not sure of your status or have other questions? Review the Certified Instructor agreement or contact us. We are here to help.

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Best In Class Instructors

Our Senior Consultants/Implementation Specialists/Global Professional Instructors are experienced subject matter experts, skilled instructors, and facilitators.

As examples our training and consulting team is:

  • Highly proficient in all four Domains of The Danielson Framework for Teaching, which was developed to identify the aspects of a teacher's responsibilities to promote improved student learning in: Planning and preparation, Classroom environment, Instruction and Professional responsibilities.
  • Skilled at learner engagement, using the instructional techniques provided in the training, as well as adapting to the learners needs in real-time.
  • Confident utilizing a variety of training approaches, activities, and debriefing techniques to help deepen the learners understanding and appreciation of the content and approach.
  • Experienced working with all levels of healthcare staff such as executives, nurses, occupational therapists, activities, social workers, and nursing aides. This experience comes from working as an employee in a healthcare setting as well as their role with DCS as a consultant and trainer.

Quality Of Instructors

“ Our instructor/consultant always makes the classes interactive and keeps us engaged. We love working with Dementia Care Specialists.”

Stephanie Jukic

RCFE Administrator, Director of Residential Services at Town and Country Senior Living Community

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Access our verified digital badge directory hosted on Credly. See earners who are proudly displaying their achievements and learn how YOU can earn your own verified recognitions.

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Dementia Capable Care Success Stories

“Working with the consultants from DCS has been a wonderful experience. They have been completely committed! They push us, keep us focused, and give us all the resources and tools we need to make this program successful.”

Kathy Russell, RN
Director of Nursing - Glacier Hills

Best In Class Support

In addition to our extensive customer care team at CPI, you receive the personal touch of having access to our Dementia Care Specialists account managers. This is a vital role to support our partners. This team is there to answer your questions, provide guidance, and to help you to meet your goals. If you have any questions, our account managers will either know the answer or direct you to the person who can best support you. We are here for you.

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We Are Always By Your Side!

“The (DCS at CPI) Account Manager not only made the contracting process go extremely smooth, but she also remains in touch with our site to ensure that our learning needs continue to be met.”

Lynn Martin

RN, MS, PMH-CNS Psychiatric & MH-Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Community Living Center at San Francisco VA Medical Center

I Want To Be Part of the Solution!

I Want To Help Create A Dementia Capable Society

Are you ready to expand your impact? Let’s work together to determine the best solution to make it happen!

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