Spring 2014

Document Type

Poster Session


Social Work


Vincent Faherty, DSW, MBA


Maine, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, training, USM Aging Initiative, Health and Wellness


Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting approximately five million Americans. Paul Raia, PhD, Vice President, Clinical Services at the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapters, developed a training curriculum called Caring for People with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Habilitation Training Curriculum. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Maine Chapter has been implementing this training in care facilities across Maine. The purpose of this project was to evaluate if this training is perceived as useful in direct care settings.A secondary goal of the project was to determine if this training should be adapted for use in other settings in which professionals of varying titles interact with elder populations.

Start Date

April 2014



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