Dementia Care Practitioner working with elderly man

Dementia Care Practitioner

Geared toward healthcare professionals and frontline staff, the following course will prepare students pursuing Certified Dementia Practitioner® certification. Participants must qualify through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP). Visit for more details.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

Saturday, Nov. 2
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BHLTH-0500-001, $215
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118

Register by calling (630) 942-2208 or online.

Course curriculum includes modules on the following topics: diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, depression, repetitive behavior, paranoia, wandering, catastrophic reactions, intimacy and sex, personal care, pain, nutrition, activities, environment and more.


Mary Horstman R.N., M.B.A., CADDCT, is a NCCDP certified trainer. She has 20 years of experience and training in geriatric care, including her work as a geriatric psychiatric nurse, experience in home care and teaching and training others in Alzheimer’s care. Horstman has been a Certified Dementia Practitioner® for more than seven years and earned her Dementia Practitioner Care Trainer Certificate in 2017.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110
(630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785

Front Desk Hours
  • Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Office hours may vary due to holidays and staff coverage.