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Learning Designed for Real Life

  • Presents proactive strategies that prevent distress before it occurs

  • Uses The Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being® as a practical framework for dementia care that puts the person first.

  • Details a step-by-step method for case conferences focused on eliminating distress triggers

  • Provides a toolkit for effectively managing distress immediately

  • Outlines four key pitfalls that interfere with effective distress management

  • Includes specific communication practices (speaking, listening, getting unstuck, supporting choice)

  • Addresses well-being as a human right

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  • Focused Video Lessons

    Immediately applicable easy to understand nuggets of information in every video.

  • Downloadable Workbook

    Take your exploration deeper through exercises, group discussion questions, practical applications and
    calls to action.

  • Lifetime Access to the Course

    Lifetime access to the course through our system. Review the content as often as you need, on your schedule.

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Why this Training Delivers

  • Easy to understand solutions you can use immediately

  • Online dementia training that is flexible, affordable, actionable, and innovative

  • Built on the framework of The Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being®

  • Supports different living environments: nursing homes, assisted living, and home-based care

  • Speaks to a variety of stakeholders: care employees and family members

  • Provides an alternative to one-size-fits-all, reactive approaches

  • Offers access to CEUs


“The education provided in this course is invaluable.

It provided numerous examples to assist in challenging situations.

I would highly recommend this course
to individuals working with individuals who live with dementia.”

                                                       Adrienne Harris, RN

Decoding Distress
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Benefits of
Decoding Distress

  • Inspire and initiate lasting change

  • Create high engagement among elders, family, and employees

  • Uphold the voice and choice of the people you support

  • Address the impact of negative perceptions of aging

  • Support empowerment, purpose, and growth for all

  • Aligned with regulatory expectations for care that puts the person first

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the self-study course experience like?

    You can watch video lessons through your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. You will create your own learning schedule, although we highly recommend that you take 1 to 2 weeks to complete a single chapter. Since the course content builds on itself, this will make the course feel more cohesive and your overall course experience more impactful.

  • Will I be able to pause the video in the middle of a lesson?

    Absolutely. This makes it possible for you to make notes, as you wish, and absorb the concepts shared at your own pace.

  • May I share my login credentials with other colleagues in my organization?

    No. Course registration is per individual. Sharing your login privileges with individuals who have not paid for the course is considered a copyright violation. Individuals who are not appropriately registered for the course are also not eligible for a Certificate of Completion or CEUs. We track each student's learning journey, so that we may better support your learning goals. On a shared account, it would be hard for an individual to keep track of their progress through the course. The system is designed to track student progress and resume course content where they left off. As such, it's impossible for the experience to be replicated for more than one individual.

  • What is your refund policy?

    Our goal is to make sure that you have the best learning experience possible. If Evolve Online Learning isn’t for you, then email us within 10 days of the date of your purchase, and we’ll offer a full refund for your course. Courses that are more than 50% complete are exempt from the refund policy. Send refund requests to [email protected].

  • Are CEUs available for this course?

    Yes. This course is pre-approved for 2.75 continuing education hours available through the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).

  • Who do I contact, if I have questions along the way?

    Send your questions to [email protected].

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Award-winning author, geriatrician, and
international educator
Al Power, MD

Al Power, MD, is an award-winning author, a board-certified internist and geriatrician, and an international educator on transformational approaches to care for older people, particularly those living with changing cognitive abilities.

Dr. Power also serves as the Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation at the Schlegel - University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging in Ontario, Canada.

He is also clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester, New York, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians / American Society for Internal Medicine. Named one of “Five Leaders of Tomorrow” by Long-Term Living Magazine in May 2013.

Dr. Power has authored two ground-breaking books. Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care was named a 2010 Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing. His most recent book, Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Well-Being builds on this groundwork by applying the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being® to the unique needs of those who live with dementia. Dr. Power is featured in the documentary Alive Inside, selected for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

He is also a 2012 recipient of the Bellagio Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation for his work with Dr. Emi Kiyota on innovative responses to global aging.