October 2022

26Oct10:15 a.m.2:15 p.m.Virtual Event2022 Dementia Leadership Course and Network

Event Details

2022 Dementia Leadership Course and Network



For over 20 years, LeadingAge Illinois and Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center have offered the Dementia Leadership Course, a comprehensive educational series intended to provide Dementia Leaders with information they need to develop their skills and grow in their roles.

Dementia experts have recently re-designed this interactive program and added an ongoing networking component. The course provides a framework to teach the specialized skills and competencies needed to provide exceptional dementia services.

Upon completion of the course, participants will join the Dementia Leadership Network.  Through a private forum, the Network will offer resources and training material to use for staff education, and allow participants to continue to interact, connect, share ideas, and ask questions.


Agenda will be available soon


Date and Time

Attendees will meet 4 times virtually via zoom:

October 26 & 28 and November 2 & 4 

10:15 am – 2:15 pm


Featured Presenters


Anna Ortigara, RN, MS Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist

Susan Frick, MSW, LSW Social Worker Recruitment- Education Coordinator, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center


LeadingAge Illinois, as an approved sponsor of continuing education through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, will provide the following professionals licensed in Illinois:

  • Nursing home administrators
  • Nurses
  • Clinical social workers/social workers
  • Registered and certified public accountants
  • Physical therapists/physical therapy assistants
  • Occupational therapists/occupational therapy assistants
  • Prof. counselor/clinical counselor

With up to 12.0 continuing education credit hours.
When offering CE credit, LeadingAge Illinois must abide by the rules and regulations of all applicable professional accrediting boards and agencies. As such, LeadingAge Illinois cannot provide full CE credit to participants who arrive late, leave early, or do not attend sessions in their entirety.
All other professionals are encouraged to submit detailed information on the session attended (LeadingAge Illinois brochure and handout materials) to their own professional organization for consideration of continuing education credit. Credentialing bodies and licensing boards have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

A participation certificate and continuing education credit will be issued only to the pre-registered attendee for full participation in the live session and after attendance has been verified. Attendees must attend the entire program and complete a speaker/program evaluation to receive CEs.

Access to the Dementia Leadership Network will be provided after the completion of the course.

This course fulfills staff training requirements per the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Services Act. 

This course fulfills IDPH’s requirement for direct-care staff to annually complete 12 hours of education regarding Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia disorders. This 4-part training includes topics such as ability-centered care, providing a safe environment, dementia updates, and effective communication.

Course Requirements

Each attendee must be logged into his/her own computer that has sound and video camera capabilities.



$199 per person.

Register for this event!

Registrations is no longer available for this event!


(Wednesday) 10:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.