• Certified Dementia Communication Specialist ™

  • Course Summary

    Classroom Options & Pricing

    Course Summary

    This certification builds on the foundational concepts of the Dementia RAW Method, Empathy, and Improv. These concepts are put to test with Dementia Perception Challenges, Self-Reflection, Facilitated practice of the improv rules and The Care Plan Alternative.

    Offered in two different formats (online and in person), the CDCS encourages you to dig deep within yourself, trudging through the four pillars of empathy and the four main rules of improv. Tami and Cathy encourage vulnerability and open discourse with the participants in order to learn from each other and their experiences.

    The Care Plan Alternative is a tool that helps you to work through The Gifts a Person with Dementia offers us to help family members and staff to see past their own agendas, to work on making the person with dementia look good.

    By immersing yourself in this type of work, you will gain new perspectives and insights that will guide you in confidence, knowledge, and empower your communication with the person living with dementia.

    Finally, as a student and alumni of this program, you will be invited into a closed Facebook community that keeps you connected with other students, informed of new information, the ability to ask questions of Tami & Cathy and access to upcoming alumni only special events.


    Coming Soon - Private APP for all ALUMNI!!



    16 CEU's for the following professions:

    • Social Work | Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, SpeechTherapy | Nursing Home Administrators | Activity Professionals | Certified Dementia Practitioners | Certified Senior Advisors | LPN & RN
    • Approved by Continuing Education Institute of Illinois

    Classroom Options


    • OnLine Classroom with all reading assignments, exercises, and written work
    • 3 Mandatory Video Conference Calls
    • Final Project
    • You can become certified in as little as 2 weeks - Yes, this depends on your motivation!
    • NEW PRICE - $250 per person
    • Currently, this option is being offered in Northwest Indiana
    • This is a 2 Day Intensive Training.
    • Next Class November 6 & 7
    • Please contact us if you are interested in bringing this to your community. We need to guarantee at least 6 participants.
    • (219) 649-1732 | SDTI@DementiaRaw.com
    • NEW PRICE - $399 per person
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