Upcoming Trainings and Events

February 12, 2020

What is Dementia Live

Dementia Live is a powerful yet easy to deliver real-life simulation experience that immerses participants into life with dementia, resulting in a remarkable inside-out understanding of cognitive impairment and sensory change.

How Does It Work?

Participants are outfitted in specialized gear and given a series of tasks to perform within an enclosed "experience" area.  The challenges and struggles one faces become very real to the participant because they are experiencing it themselves.  This triggers a heightened awareness and understanding of those with dementia.  Following the experience, a trained coach meets with them in a unique "empowerment session" where participants obtain valuable tools to improve communications and care processes.  

What is the benefit of the Authorized Designation

Eldercare providers may become a designated Dementia Live Provider.  As a Coach, you can offer Dementia Live as ongoing staff training, share this with families and offer it as Community Education.  These three components deliver multiple benefits to your organization.  As an authorized Dementia Live provider you will be issued:

  • Lobby Certificate

  • Website Badge

  • Listing on the AGE-u-cate website

  • Access to innovative dementia training resources from

       AGE-u-cate Training Institute through bi-monthly Coach         Connections.

Coach Training

Become a Dementia Live Authorized Coach

February 12, 2020

8:30am - 3:30pm

lunch provided

Elderwerks Educational Services

251 E Northwest Highway

Palatine, IL

$695 per person and

$335 for gear pack

$225 for each additional coach from the same organization  

$75 paid to Elderwerks for CEUs on day of   training

  • Gain a thorough understanding of successfully implementing the Dementia Live Experience for sustainable use as staff training, family engagement, and community outreach

  • Learn creative dementia training tools to help educate family and professional caregivers during the Dementia Live experience

  • Obtain comprehensive instruction on staff training, outcomes tracking, marketing, and implementation of the program in a variety of settings

Following the six-hour workshop, attendees are designated as Dementia Live Coaches and authorized to conduct the Dementia Live experience with staff members or families.

Who should become a Coach?

Any selected team members: Administrator, Memory Care Director, Marketing Liaison, Nurse, CNA leader, Social Worker, Activity Professional.


Your organization is licensed to use the branded program and materials for one year with annual renewal.

  • Secure, on-line access to materials, resources, and templates for program implementation and sustainability

  • Lobby certificate

  • Website badge

  • Support throughout the license period including teleconferences, newsletters, articles, and online forum with other Coaches

  • Recognition as an AGE-u-cate collaborative partner

"My experience with Compassionate Touch training was transformational."

Michelle Moddo, Assistant V.P. of Health and Welness Services, Mother LifeWays, Evantson, IL

Trainer:  Julie Boggess, CDP, LNHA

Certified Master Trainer

AGE-u-cate Training Institute

Want more information about our training programs?

(847) 858-7666

Greater Chicagoland