The Dementia Basic Training Program provides caregivers with the core or “basic” information needed for dementia care. It focuses on per-son-centered care, the changes that happen to thinking skills as dementia progresses, how those changes impact behavior, and how to understand behavior as communication. Individuals completing the Dementia Training Program are eligible to take the certification exam. Individual certifications is ideal for staff members at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice, home and health organizations, adult day programs, governmental and social service agencies, police, fire, and other first responders. Class includes 4 hours of computer based training and qualifies the individual to take the certification exam-national credential (valid 2 years).