Medical Residency & Education

Dementia training

Every 65 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s Disease. Nearly 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and that number is expected to grow to 14 million by 2050. The Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Training Seminar will help you on your path to become the best Care Partner possible to those with dementia.

Eligibility to apply for National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners

Participants who complete the training are eligible to apply to National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) for their Certified Dementia Practitioner certificate. Certificate application fee is $35.00.

CADDCT Certified Trainer: Linda Roers, MBA, PAC, CDP, CADDCT – Geriatric Educator, Montana Family Medicine Residency Program, RiverStone Health, Billings, MT.

Areas of instruction include:

Staff and Family Support, Diagnosis, Physiology of the Brain, Treatment options, Communication skills , Depression, Wandering, Aggressive Behaviors, Intimacy and Sexuality, Personal Care, Pain, Nutrition, Spiritual Care, End of Life, Environment, Diversity and Cultural Competence.


You will receive a Student Handbook ($30 value) that summarizes practical behaviors to adopt and use to help communicate with persons with dementia in a respectful and effective manner. The cost of the training is waived by the Montana Geriatric Education Center (MTGEC) and the Montana Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (MTGWEP) ($125.00 dollar value).


Mail $25 check (payable to RiverStone Health) to 123 S 27th Street Billings, MT 59101 c/o AHEC or call in a credit card number to 406.247.3297.

Program supported by Health Resources and Services Administration Grant # U1QHP28733.