Tyler Junior College Partnership


The Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County is excited to announce a joint partnership with Tyler Junior College to offer the first Dementia Care Certificate. 

Dementia Care Certificate (NURA2005 Nurse Aide Skills) Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. This course is designed to give caregivers an insight into the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, learn ways of communicating effectively and compassionately with a person who has dementia, introduce meaningful engagements into the day and create activities in the moment, deal with challenging behavior, and use a person’s Life Story to build happiness, reduce challenging behaviors and foster cooperation. (7 hrs.) 



2/15 R 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 
4/4 W 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
5/16 W 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  

RTDC 156

Click HERE for additional course information.

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Want to know more about the program? Click HERE for the press release.