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The DETA program and Alabama’s caregiving families welcome all teachers who want to learn about dementia and successful aging. Educators play an important role in preparing our country for the aging of America. This website contains detailed information about teaching courses on successful aging and caregiving, as well as background information on a wide range of issues associated with dementia or mental illness in the elderly. The teaching programs are provided free to Alabama’s citizens and at cost to individuals outside our state.

Just the Facts

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Tomorrow’s caregivers are in your classroom today.

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The healthcare workforce will grow rapidly over the next ten years.

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School age children have many misconceptions about older people.

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Children can encourage grandparents or parents to age successfully.

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Most caregiving is done by family members.

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Most nursing home and assisted living facility employees have only a high school education.

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The symptoms of brain malfunction are the same whether you are 16 or 66.

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Teachers can prepare tomorrow’s workforce to care for elders.

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The High School program includes basic facts on dementia.
10.The Middle School program sensitizes kids to the need of elders and develops positive attitudes towards aging.

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