Acts is pleased to announce that its Acts Engaged Living (AEL) Modular Training program has been recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association as being on the leading edge of person-centered care for those living with dementia.

“The Acts Engaged Living program reflects our commitment to implementing the latest evidenced-based approaches to dementia care,” said Julie Ackley, Acts Corporate Director of Memory Care.

AEL incorporates the Alzheimer’s Association’s evidenced-based dementia care practice recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication.

High-quality dementia care training can lead to improvement in communication between caregivers and people living with dementia, a reduction in dementia-related behaviors and an increase in job satisfaction and staff retention.

“By taking this step, Acts has demonstrated their commitment to providing evidence-based training with a person-centered focus at its core," said Beth Kallmyer, MSW, vice president of care and support at the Alzheimer’s Association.