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8-27-2018 International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners Collaborates with for a New Global Certification

11-6-2018- New Global Certification is called Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional ™ CMDCP ™.

International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners Collaborates with for a New Global Certification

The International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners global headquarters based in NJ, United States of America has partnered with to provide a global Montessori Dementia course and CMDCP™ certification for our international health care professionals but also for health care professionals working in the United States of America. The course title is “Montessori Dementia Care Professional” and is presented by . The ICCDP certification is called Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional ™ CMDCP ™. The online course is 6 - hours and upon passing the test, the qualified professional will be issued a CMDCP™ certification.

Worldwide, Dementia is the number one diagnosis in the elder adult and it is imperative that all health care professionals and front line staff are offered the opportunity to complete a comprehensive Montessori Dementia focused curriculum and the opportunity to receive a Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional certification. This type of comprehensive education and CMDCP™ certification provides health care professionals the tools to provide compassionate and knowledgeable care to the most vulnerable people,” said Sandra Stimson, CEO and Co-Founder of the ICCDP and their sister company the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Mrs. Stimson went on to say, “Most countries do not have national standards regarding Dementia education and that is unacceptable. Health Care professionals can now obtain the Montessori Dementia Care Professional 6-hour seminar from the comfort and privacy of their home or office. ICCDP sister company, The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners NCCDP has been providing Dementia education and Dementia CDP®, CADDCT®, CDCM®, CFRDT® and CDSGF® certifications to thousands of health care professionals worldwide for over a decade.

The developed a globally recognized course and now offers the online course titled; “Montessori Dementia Care Professional”. The curriculum focuses on an innovative method of working with persons living with cognitive and /or physical impairments based on the method and philosophy of famed educator Maria Montessori. This approach focuses on using the remaining capacities of persons with dementia, including their ability to learn new information and procedures. Most importantly, the course will focus on creating resident-driven communities within supportive physical and social environments. This is done by emphasizing the values of respect, dignity, and equality along with providing principles and realistic approaches for implementing this approach. Use of the Montessori Method in memory care has been shown to increase levels of activity, independence, and quality of life while reducing common challenges, such as responsive behaviors, use of psychotropic medication, and staff turnover. Participants in this workshop will have the benefit of learning from professional experiences and practical examples of peers from around the world.
Founded in 2011, the specializes in translating research into practice, creating effective memory interventions. At the Center, we envision a new paradigm of memory care in which persons diagnosed with dementia are viewed as individuals with lives worth living. Within this new paradigm, abilities, interests, and preferences will be respected, encouraged and maximized. Our interventions and products have been translated into many languages, including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Portuguese, Slovenian, Polish, Mandarin, and Japanese thus far. Our interventions take many forms and address the needs of all persons working with individuals with memory impairment.

Developed by an international and revered speaker. Use of the Montessori Method for persons with dementia was originated by Dr. Camp, who has continually practiced, studied and updated these methods and techniques for more than 30 years. He is a noted psychologist specializing in translating research into practice. Dr. Camp is Owner and Director of Research and Development of the , in Solon, Ohio.

International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners is open to health care professionals and frontline staff who qualify for certification, value certification, interested in comprehensive Dementia education and who are committed to ending abuse and neglect of our most vulnerable elders. ICCDP also offers the CDP® certification. Both the CDP® and CMDCP™ are resume worthy certifications for the individual but also is a huge marketing advantage for corporations looking for a competitive edge.

International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners was formed to promote standards of excellence in Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease education and Dementia certifications. As the number of dementia cases continues to increase worldwide, there is a greater necessity to ensure that front line staff and health care professionals are well trained to provide appropriate, competent and sensitive direct care and support for the dementia patient.

There are several tracks option and qualifications for the CMDCP™ certification.

ICCDP also offers a grandfather option for those who have already completed a comprehensive Montessori Dementia focused curriculum or have a Dementia Montessori certification from a national, international, or University. This option allows the applicant to skip the course requirement.
There is also an option to skip the CMDCP™ certification and only complete the course for those who either do not qualify for CMDCP™ certification or only interested in the Montessori Dementia Care Professional 6 - hour online course. Everyone will begin the application process at www.iccdp.net and select which option that best fits the customer’s needs.

For companies interested in investing in their staff education and certifications, both ICCDP and offer corporate group discounts. ICCDP also offers a global certification called Certified Dementia Practitioners. This requires completing an online 16- hour Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care seminar, passing a test. The CDP certification will be emailed to you.

For more information please contact Sandra Stimson CEO at ICCDPOffice@iccdp.net or visit the ICCDP web site at www.iccdp.net.

Step One
Apply for Certification
Step Two
Wait for approval of your application
Step Three
Once approved, take online course
Step Four
Complete course, test, & evaluation
Step Five
ICCDP will email certification to you
Step Six
Renew every two years
Step One
Sign up for a seminar- see calendar to find a live trainer
Step Two
Take the seminar and complete the evaluation
Step Three
Return to ICCDP and complete a grandfather application
Step Four
Wait for approval. ICCDP will email your certification to you
Step Five
Renew every two yearsu

Certified Dementia Practitioner ® CDP®, Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional® CMDCP® and
Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional Trainer CMDCPT

The CDP®, CMDCP®, and CMDCPT are global certifications recommended for those working in the health care industry and with the geriatric population. These certifications are a compliment to your chosen profession. The CDP®, CMDCP® or CMDCPT are not a profession, but rather a level of additional Dementia training and Dementia certification that you have received in the area of Dementia care that will enable the health care professional to provide compassionate care.

The CDP® and CMDCP® certifications are a commitment by the professional to end elder abuse and neglect through continuous training in the area of Dementia Care. Worldwide there lacks standardization in the requirements of Dementia education for front line staff and health care professionals, elder care attorneys, educators, geriatric managers who work in learning institutions, psychiatric facilities, rehabilitation centers, associations, government agencies, nursing homes, assisted living, senior communities, adult day care, hospitals, home care and hospice agencies and 55 plus communities.