Revolutionize how you care for people living with dementia.

Get to the root of the matter. . .

  • Discover person-directed care practices that transform relationships

  • Learn a simple framework easily applied by employees and family members

  • Reframe so-called “problem behaviors” as an expression of unmet needs

  • Lay the groundwork for reducing antipsychotic use

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Al Power, MD
Award-winning Author
Internationally-Renowned Geriatrician

The Well-Being Approach:
Creating a Life Worth Living with Dementia…

Learn how the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being® help us
reinvent dementia care, as we know it.

Learn How

IDENTITY, CONNECTEDNESS, SECURITY, AUTONOMY, MEANING, GROWTH, and JOY provide a practical framework for meeting unmet needs and honoring the unique personhood of individuals living with dementia, wherever they may live.

  • Become a highly responsive, more confident, and more creative care partner

  • Learn how typical approaches to dementia care don’t make the grade

  • Explore how to support choice and self-esteem in meaningful ways

  • Improve communication and promote positive, affirming interactions


Sandy Gardner, Assisted Living Case Manager,
Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center

"Dr. Power’s examples and reasoning are excellent. Employees will be able to relate."

Why the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being®
Change the Game…

This 7-part approach…

  • Focuses on the needs of the whole human being, not just the body

  • Deepens empathy and compassion

  • Reframes how we think about and respond to each person’s needs

  • Provides a user-friendly framework for care planning and problem-solving

  • Simplifies how we talk about and think about dementia care

  • Helps people living with dementia to become deeply known

This Course Includes

  • A Series of Video Lessons

    Learn what you need to KNOW, what you need to NOTICE, and what you need to DO regarding each Domain of Well-being.

  • Workbook & Lesson Plan

    Take your exploration deeper through a set of downloadable reflection questions, exercises, and applications.

  • Course Specific Community Group

    Network with other students through a private course community group.

  • Lifetime Access to the Course

    Your purchase includes lifetime access to the course through our system.

“As a physician, family members would often tell me that their loved ones looked better than they
had in months.

They would often ask what pill I had prescribed to cause such an improvement. But it wasn’t a pill.

It was because we had stopped using antipsychotic drugs and found other ways
of providing support.”

- Al Power, MD

Meet your Instructor

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.


100% of the beta-testers for The Well-Being Approach agreed that:
The course provided valuable information about leading organizational change.
They could envision using the content in their current role.

93% of the beta-testers for The Well-Being Approach agreed that:
They could see engaging and educating others with what they learned.

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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

  • Are CEUs available for this course?

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

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

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