CDP Information

“Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care” Seminar

Take the path to certification as a CDP.  This is the required seminar for those pursuing certification and who qualify.  Please see the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners ( to view the tracks, or just come for the education!

This one-day session is offered at various locations, and on-site sessions are available for classes of six or more.  Contact Lori for more information or to register!

2019 Class Dates & Locations:

March 28, 2019 – PA College of Health Sciences, Lancaster, PA

May 2, 2019 – The Holiday Inn, Monroeville, PA

May 17, 2019 – The Holiday Inn Express, West Chester, PA

June 5, 2019 – The Hampton Inn, Wilmington, DE

November 12, 2019 – The Hampton Inn, Meadville, PA

November 14, 2019 – The Holiday Inn, Johnstown, PA

December 11,2019 – The Hampton Inn & Suites, Columbia, MD

Registration Information:

  • Registration begins at 7:30am; class begins at 8:00am and ends at 4:30pm.
  • The tuition includes notebook/handouts and breakfast.
  • Lunch is on-your-own (one hour).
  • You will receive confirmation of your registration with directions to the training site.
  • Once payment is received, you are enrolled unless otherwise notified.
  • Open Door Training & Development reserves the right to cancel seminars based on insufficient enrollment.
  • Registrants who need to cancel must provide written notice no later than 48 hours in advance of seminar date.
  • Cancellations are refundable, less a $75 administrative charge.
  • Substitutions may be made at any time.
  • Continuing education credits issued will be cancelled for non-payment of required fees.
  • No form of videotaping is allowed; no laptops are allowed in the training room.


Continuing Education:

7.0 continuing education credits are approved with the following:

  • NAB/NCERS (Nursing Home, Personal Care Home, & Assisted Living Administrators)
  • PA Nursing Home Administrators / NHA CEUs
  • PA Department of Human Services/PCHA CEUs
  • National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
  • Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers
  • Nevada Board of Social Work
  • Nursing CE Contact Hours are available through CEU Network.


Training Modules include:

  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Communication
  • Feelings
  • Depression
  • Repetitive Behaviors
  • Paranoia
  • Wandering
  • Hallucinations
  • Aggressive Behaviors
  • Hoarding
  • Catastrophic Reactions
  • Intimacy and Sexuality
  • Personal Care
  • Nutrition
  • Pain
  • Activities
  • Environment
  • Staff & Family Support
  • Diversity and Cultural Competencies
  • End of Life Issues
Home caregiver who attended dementia care training for caregivers at Open Door


We'd love to hear from you.



Dementia Seminar

"Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care" Session - State College, PA (September 20, 2019)

8am - 4:30pm, September 20, 2019
Hampton Inn -State College, PA (1955 Waddle Road, State College, PA)

Dementia Seminar

One-Day Dementia Workshop: Columbia, MD (October 1, 2019)

8:15am - 4pm, October 01, 2019
Spring Hill Suites by Marriott, 7055 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD

Dementia Seminar

One-Day Dementia Workshop: Meadville, PA (October 8, 2019)

8:15am - 4pm, October 8, 2019
Hampton Inn - Meadville, PA

Leadership Seminar

Compassion Fatigue & Stress Management - Wilkes-Barre, PA (October 22, 2019)

1pm - 4pm, October 22, 2019
Hampton Inn - 876 Schechter Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA