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For Professionals 

biennial conference

Each other year the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County has a conference for professionals. Please see our Events section for further details. 

Continuing Education

Throughout the year, the Alliance sponsors educational events for professional caregivers that are approved for continuing education credit for a list of different professions.

Please see our event calendar to find the next CEU event, or our office with questions or suggestions! We are always looking for new ideas to meet your needs!

The Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County has a joint partnership with Tyler Junior College to offer the first Dementia Care Certificate. This certification will be instructed by Jamie Huff, BF-CMT. Jamie is a Certified Best Friends for Dementia Care Master Trainer and the Program Director at the Alliance.

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.)

LOCATION – TJC West Campus
RTDC – Room 110



May 15, 2024 and November 20, 2024. Link to register here.

Full Scholarships available: call Heather (903) 509-8323 to register if a scholarship is needed.

Click HERE for scholarship application.


Physician Outreach

The Alzheimer’s Alliance works with the medical professionals in Smith County – educating them about our services and encouraging them to connect their patients who have been diagnosed with any form of dementia to our organization. If you are a medical professional in Smith County and would like some free brochures for your office, call Rebecca at 903-509-8323 x1010. We believe caregiver burnout is treatable and preventable. We would love to be considered a part of the patient’s care team from the day of diagnosis of any form of dementia.