• Certified Dementia Communication Specialist™

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    Become a Certified Dementia Communication Specialist™

    Let's Set the Stage

    If you have been to the Dementia RAW: Act 1 workshop you know the impact this training has on caregivers. Marrying empathy and improv has proven to be a dynamic way to communicate with persons with dementia.


    The Dementia RAW duo, Tami Neumann and Cathy Braxton bring to you the Certified Dementia Communication Specialist.

    Certified Dementia Communication Specialist™

    This certification will help you to dig deeper into the foundational concepts of the Dementia RAW method, help the families you work with and demonstrate to employer’s and client’s that you have a much-needed skill set.

    In this certification program, we will help you to understand the concepts at their core, take on a new perspective of dementia and test your understanding of these concepts through weekly discussion and observation exercises.


    Click on the INFO link above to learn more about the CDCS certification.

  • What Our Grads Have to Say

    Being a part of the CDCS online training through the Silver Dawn Training Institute was the best professional decision I've ever made. The field of aging services desperately needs innovative leaders and professionals who practice empathy and improv.

    Mindy B.

    A Few Words From Our Understudies

    "Working with Tami and Cathy in their innovative CDCS course was a pleasure. They are each highly knowledgeable in all matters of dementia care and communication both with the PWD and professional caregiving staff. They are curious and open to sharing in and learning from the experiences of others so rather than being "taught at" it became a collaborative virtual classroom where everyone was able to grow and learn from one another. I have gained a new set of skills that will enable my clients to better communicate with their PWLD."

    Collen K.


    What Our Students Have to Say

    "You are an incredible part of my growth as a professional and as a human being and are part of how we are impacting families all over this area. Thank you for being heroicly transparent in class."

    - Tessa M.

  • Meet The Cast

    Tami & Cathy

    Tami Neumann, CDCS, CDP, CCC

    Chief Operations Officer

    Cathy Braxton, CDCS, CBDDP

    Chief Education Officer

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