2017 Testimonials.

"Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilled execution. It represents the wise choice of many" Author Unknown

"Don't just meet the minimum state regulations regarding dementia education...exceed them!"
Sandra Stimson, CADDCT CALA, ADC, AC-BC, CDP

Thank you for being the best part of NCCDP


"In our field of work, touching the lives of those with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss, can be  a challenge, blessing and privilege, simultaneously.

It is refreshing to find an outstanding organization and professional certification program which heightens knowledge, passions, interests, resources and deepens the understanding of so many things affecting the lives of precious people and their families, living with the diagnosis of dementia.

Recently, I attended CADDCT and ADDC seminar for CADDCT CDP and CDCM certification in San Antonio, Texas, with high hopes. After the seminar was over, I walked away having learned far more than expected. I was amazed at the amount of pertinent and relevant information shared by our instructor, Danielle Micale NCCDP Vice President of Corporate Training, and the class manual was full of rich resources, insightful articles and cutting edge materials, providing an ongoing "go to" learning opportunity for future reference.

The class made me smile, laugh, cry, think, consider, dream, and think again, "outside the box." It was not typical, in my opinion, of other classes and seminar trainings. This class was engaging and interactive, using heartwarming and inspirational stories coupled with the vital clinical information and knowledge we must know as health care professionals and providers.

The seminar reinforced my own personal commitment and dedication to the work I love, but also, to the mission of my organization, "To enrich the lives of those we serve by extending exceptional services and compassionate care to our residents, community, teammates and family members."

I recommend this program without hesitation and highly suggest that any healthcare professionals looking to invest in themselves, as well as the organizations they serve and lead, contact NCCDP as soon as possible."

Lifestyle Manager
Grace Presbyterian Village 


Delaware Veterans Home
Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
Date(s) June 6, 2017 & June 7, 2017
NCCDP Corporate Trainer Nellie Stolarz VP Corporate Training

"Gained additional information relating to depression and repetitive behaviors, the reason behind hoarding and wandering. How to engage those with dementia in person centered activities. Learned of issues with sexual diversity and sexual behaviors, intimacy and suggestions for SNH and Assisted Living Staff and setting clear boundaries." Renee Purzycki MSW

"The presentation is an eye opener to dementia." Abdulazeez Agaba LPN

"I learned more about resident/person centered care and interventions. I learned some new tools/interventions to use in my daily practice through the material presented. I was able to identify some areas for improvement at my current facility." Tia Moultrie RN

"The initial assessment was well presented and detailed. She gave great examples of assessments that we are currently missing that are very useful." Anges

"Very informative – enjoyed all of it." Sarah Breitenbach RN

"Information provided will enhance my position as an activity assistant to help educate fellow co-workers in my facility." Maryann Powell Activity Assistant

"In 50 years of Nursing and attending multiple seminars and being in various jobs, this is one of the most outstanding seminars and speakers I have been privileged to hear." Vera Merson RN

"This seminar provided me detailed information as a nurse on how to take care of Dementia and Alzheimer's patients. The seminar helped me to provide a more centered care for my patients."

"I learned about other ways to approach behaviors such as wandering. We are going to bring these ideas back to our facility to explore adjustments to all policies." Rochelle Wilson RN

"The seminar was very informative and the topics could relate to most departments within a facility." Jaland Dorsey Activity Director

"An excellent program." M. Wolfe BSN, RN

"Great topics and forward thinking on all levels for this program." Tina Larosse NHA

"How to operate and make the dementia care more conducive and personalized to take care of my residents and staff." Jessicah Michira BSN, RN

"Speaker and content were excellent." Suzanne Reid OTR

"I learned different techniques to calm down agitated residents, learned a lot about different types of dementia and their characteristics." Sharronda James LPN

"Meaningful activities for Dementia Community at Facilities; Patient centered information was very informative. Tips on how to deal w/dementia and behaviors helpful. Different types of Alzheimer's, Dementia very interesting." Danielle Social Services Director

"Everything was good. Wonderful trainer." CAN

"Had never thought of intervention for lifesaver or lollipop or popsicle to try to reduce anxiety – great idea!" RN-LNC

"I learned how to be a good listener as a care giver and respect them and again I learned how and when Alzheimer's was discovered. Thank you so much for the beautiful training." Comfort Shilling CAN

"I really enjoyed every aspect/topics. It was well understood." Famatta Sumowalt CAN

"Have a better understanding on how dementia affects the brain of our residents. This will better help me interact in their world and how to make them safe and have the best quality of life. Very informative." Renee Smith Financial Determination

"Everything was great. Very interesting." Activities Aide

"Great advice to use for Dementia/Alzheimer's patients." Takessa Henry CAN

"I felt it was an informative, interesting topic that was presented well."

"I learned more in the way of activities. I will take more of an understanding of how to "deal" with our residents, how to get more into their world and make their lives more pleasant." Nicole Accountant

"The lectures on hoarding, aggression, delusions and catastrophic reactions will be very helpful in better approaching/providing care for specific residents. I also found the suggestions for live streaming to be very different and something I'd like to implement at my facility." Marciana Esteves Activity Aide

"I learned that dementia has many "faces" and every dementia patient is different. I will address and interact with every resident according to their personal needs versus in a general manner." LaShena Reynolds OSS/Scheduler


CADDCT Certified Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia Care Trainer certification seminar
ADDC Alzheimer’s disease Dementia Care Seminar
Salt Lake City Utah
May 12th 2017
David Bahmanonde VP of Corporate Training

'I learned some details with Dementia and Alzheimer’s for developing a memory care unit.' Staff Development

'I learned the differences between Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, certain dementias are reversible and how work with these patients to assist caregivers understanding of the disease and how to manage the patients.' Alan Turner RN


CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's disease Dementia Care Curriculum
April 21st 2017
Seattle Washington
Corporate Trainer: Lynn Biot Gordon Chief Operations Officer

"Wandering information sheet and chapter 4 was very informative." Giselle Fuller National Certified Guardian

"The fake fireplace information and bus stop and meal tickets using a person's scent to calm a resident and the build a bear idea, was a lot of great information to implement. Thank you! Julie Alexander ADC AP BC NAC

"Picked up some great tools to help in my career" Antonio Garcia RN SDC

"There were many resources given, examples of others experiences taught me a lot. I was not displeased with anything. Chapter 9 for staff and family support can clearly be tied to abuse and neglect prevention." Michelle Rivers LPN Memory Care Manager

"I learned new programs and interventions." Activity Director

"Educated me on different approaches with family members and ways to provide them with education." Lekisha Anderson LPN Ensign Services

"I have a passion for memory care and I want to pass on the knowledge I've learned to help caregivers with resident centered care." Ashley Line NACIM Activity Coordinator Wesley Homes

"I learned about dementia care, especially to apply with care for my mother and now to assist caregivers." RN

CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Care Trainer Certification Seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's disease Dementia Care Curriculum"


April 7 2017
Indianapolis Indiana
NCCDP Corporate Trainer: Nellie Stolarz VP of Corporate Training


"I learned too much to mention, it was all great.!

"I learned how to teach the class and learned some great ideas." Terri Maxeiner RN BSN CDP CADDCT

"I learned more practices around the world and it was interesting to hear about how different states and countries practice healthcare. The seminar was good and it went smoothly, presenter kept the audience and had a great sense of humor." Tiawna Brown RN TTT CDP

"I learned about sexuality and how I will be able to explain the aspect to families of our dementia residents. Spirituality was another interesting topic that I can use." Lori Wyndryck LBSW CDP CADDCT Director of Social Services Beaumont

"I learned about spiritual assessments and other tools upon admission. I was pleased with the resources presented and available." RN

"The student handout binder has great ideas, It was a good seminar." Dayna Larson Hurst CDP CADDCT Consultant

"I really learned a lot. I thoroughly enjoyed the day. I Highly recommend our trainer Nellie Stolarz, she was fantastic. Thank you so much." Dana Nunamker ADPC LCSW CDP CADDCT

"A good review of dementia principles, plus new information. Moved at a good pace and allowed the right amount of questions, great location. I was pleased with the seminar." Rubin Rovoe RN CDP CADDCT PHC Woods

"I have a Masters degree in Individualized studies in Dementia and Healthcare systems teaching and I learned of new resources and current statistical information, diversity and cultural competence and Intimacy and sexuality modules." Diane Zide MHA ACC CADDCT CDP Executive Director Beaumont

"This seminar enhanced my knowledge of supporting those with dementia. A plan to use the organized presentation in house use in the IL ALF and SNF with the residents and staff, dementia volunteers." Elizabeth Collins RN CDP CADDCT Clinical Care Coordinator

"I learned variation of dementia, example Lewey Bodies, cognitive training and brain fitness, entering their reality, great refresher. Valued Nellie's spirit and openness. Thanks!" Jude Magers RN Volunteer Providence Associate

"I learned about different ways for approaching and redirecting with dementia and behaviors"

I learned about ways to incorporate better and different activities to improve quality of life and engage the residents." OTR

"I learned about hospice and dementia." Antonio DON

"I learned about elopement kits which was a great idea. Will be making one and also doing background checks on residents. Great speaker. Great Job" Helen Gebar Memory Care Facilitator ASC Senior Care

"I liked the presentation in general, wide knowledge based and interactive seminar." Elaine Keating ASHA SLP

"I liked the suggestive activities."  Rehab Manager

"I learned, Educating families and staff on care and approaches, safeguards for wandering, cause and effect and redirecting anger." Vicki Vaught LPN Nurse Liaison Assurance Health Systems

"I liked asking extra questions, the time on the assessments, ideas for different things to try to help at time of behavior. It is a lot of information in one day. It was great information." Brenda Douglas LPN RSD Atria Senior Living

"Really appreciated and will benefit from the portion that discussed wandering committee and elopement kits. The whole presentation was well presented and very informative." Ellen Holland Life Guidance Director Atria Senior Living

"I learned about elopement interventions, what contents to include in an elopement kit. The importance of color contrasts with meals and the atmosphere." James Stanley COTA


"The course is awesome and I really learned a great deal in the 1.5 days of training. There were many take-a-ways that we're going to incorporate into our program."
Joleann Beene, RN, FACDONA, CADDCT, CDP Chief Nursing Officer, Preferred Care Partners Management Group


CDCM Certified Dementia Care Manager Seminar  (for Dementia Unit Managers)- Conference Call
December 16th 2016
NCCDP Corporate Trainer: Nellie Stolarz VP of Corporate Training

"The information in the manual provides qualified guidance and structure to facilities I consult to. Nellie did a great job explaining the manual and how to use it. The manual has a lot of information and very thorough. The time allows for questions and answers. At this time. I feel all the topics in the manual are relevant."
Enhancing Solutions


CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Care Trainer certification seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Care Seminar
January 10th 2017
NCCDP Corporate Trainer: Lynn Biot Gordon Chief Operations Officer

"I learned how to train the staff."
Renita Carnes CADDCT  Legacy Place

"I learned that training is critical. Staff needs to be trained on specific practices, techniques, characteristics, coping methods, etc. Lots of good information and practical knowledge needed when caring for dementia patients"
Laura Reagan

"I learned about the need for better policies, understanding sexuality in seniors better and to live their truth."
Kerri Gregory CSA

"I learned more about Alzheimer's disease and dementia care"
Mary RN

"I learned what to tell clients about Alzheimer's disease and Dementia."
Annie RN Owner

CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Care Trainer certification seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Care Seminar
February 3rd 2017
San Diego, CA
NCCDP Corporate Trainer: David Bahamande VP Corporate Training

"I learned to try new things in the community."
Cristina Miller Executive Director

"I learned about Spiritual assessment, explore possibility of adapting facility."
Edna RN
"I learned how to improve my skills with patients with dementia and Alzheimer's."
Irma Ferland

"I learned how to develop our respite program for seniors with Dementia and Alzheimer's disease."
Chris Stratton Manager

"I learned about patients' rights when to go to the families, policy changes, more information on patient care. The seminar was very well put together."
Santee Lancaster Respite worker

"I learned the simple reminder to introduce ourselves, announce where we are and introduce to each other. Well done, Thank you."
Kelly Anvari CSA Director Visiting Angels


CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Care Trainer certification seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Care Seminar
February 6th 2017
Richmond VA
NCCDP Corporate Trainer: Nellie Stolarz VP of Corporate Training

"I learned how to train staff at my facility." Nellie Bralley CTRS CDP CADDCT

"I learned about different types of dementia, to assist families. Also, ideas on how to engage residents. Some materials I was aware of already."
 Social Worker

" I learned how the worlds is changing rapidly and we in the health care profession need to keep up with the new ways of interacting with our residents to benefit them the most."
Barbara Helm

"New terms and definitions in dementia (I learned about)  and new resources, web sites and books. Using colors to draw interest. Considering how the customer is changing, LGBT and gender. Making sure we document what does and doesn't work. I learned new ideas for communication, sharing with staff and family members whether touring or visiting families, educate those I interact with daily, cops, fire fighters, lawyers, health care professionals etc."
Sara Abbott Sales and Marketing Director

"I learned specific practical strategies, more information on rules and regulations of facilities, information in areas I hadn't thought about or knew about. Sexuality very informative. Presenter was better informed on pacing, so I trust her."
Recreation Therapy Aide

"I learned how to stress relief staff, make activities to decrease behaviors."
Vickie Williams Unit Manager Brookside Nursing

"Different memory care activities, I learned how to handle different sexual topics and different types of dementia."
Bailey Staples Recreation Therapy Supervisor

"Overview of dementias is a good refresher with updates, ways to help stimulate learning in our community, appreciate web site resources."
Marj Pantone Executive Director

"The sexuality session and how to start thinking in the future"
Jill Miller AAC AL CDP Activity Coordinator


CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Care Trainer certification seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Care Seminar
February 10th 2017
NCCDP Corporate Trainer: Danielle Micale VP of Corporate Training

"Not enough space on the page to write what I have learned from Danielle. Specifically the diversity and cultural competence module and the aggressive behavior module were particularly informative and Germaine to my geriatric clinical PT practice."
Anthony Woods MSPT CDP CADDCT  Director of Rehab

"Everything was great but the communication topic was moving. End of life care was touching, plan to pass this information to my staff."
Nancy Munyoki CAN CDP CAD CDCM CADDCT Memory Care Manager Bridges of Warwick

"Danielle is clearly passionate about her work and very well educated and well rounded. It was wonderful to learn from her all day."

"Lots of good information and resources."
Sean Greyson VP Home Care and Hospice Abramson Center

"I learned about pseudo dementia and reversible conditions."
Sarah Wiser Recreation and Event Director  Bridge at Bent Creek

"I learned about Person centered care. I have known about personalizing care but participating in this seminar, I now have information and knowledge to teach and share with my coworkers." Liatwanne Harrison  LPN  Medical Concierge

"I learned a whole lot not just one or more and it was a lot. Thank you for this class."
Karen Hamer Activities

"I learned about elopement kits. I liked the trainer sharing personal experiences and friendliness." Maryann Wann LPN

"So very many different informative ways to help my clients and their families. I do teach many classes to the senior communities and I will provide this information to them. Great specific examples."
Phyllis Ashcraft Senior Advocate

"I learned so much today. And I will use in everyday nursing homes activities." 
Linda Xander

"I learned different ways to address repetitive behaviors."
Katrina CSW Social Worker

"I learned information about support groups for new participants, elopement training and drills."

"Excellent specific ways to educate caregivers and families of my clients."
Client Care Coordinator


CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's disease Dementia Care Trainer certification seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's disease Dementia Care Seminar
January 26th 2017
Trainer: Danielle Micale VP Corporate Training

"Indepth knowledge! Extensive topics regarding dementia care. I can use to train staff to improve dementia care."
Executive Director

"This seminar was a complete and comprehensive educational session about dementia. It covered so many areas. I specifically learned a great deal of information around hoarding and wandering, sexuality and also about the disease and process itself. Excellent seminar. I was no displeased at all. Every area well covered. I found the cultural diversity chapter and discussion very interesting and there is certainly room in this country to discuss this area in greater depth. Also certainly the subject of sexuality in dementia is a topic that requires further education for health care workers."
Erica Myers ADC CDP CADDCT Life Enrichment Memory Care Director Kendal at Hanover

"We have many residents with dementia and the others live with residents with dementia."  
Theresa- Administrator

"So many things to bring back. Especially information about wandering, elopement, sexuality and training for cultural diversity, validation therapy. Tips for staff. A wealth of education and reminders. Thank you Danielle!"
Mary Ellen McCormack Director of Assisted Living


ADDC Alzheimer's disease Dementia Care Seminar
CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's disease Dementia Care Trainer certification seminar
December 12th 2016
January 4th 2017
January 23rd 2017 Nashville TN
Dallas FT Worth TX

NCCDP Corporate Trainer: Nellie Stolarz Vice President of Corporate Training
NCCDP Corporate Trainer: Danielle Micale Vice President of Corporate Training

"I learned the many types of dementia as different tips and techniques to use when talking with residents, staff and family. This will help with my career as a nurse in our assisted living and memory care facility."
Maggie Seppaia CDP CADDCT Director of Health and Wellness

"I learned to really look at how processes are done and to realize dementia is not a one size fits all. Just because something may be uncomfortable to me, doesn't make it not uncomfortable with everyone else. Learned a lot in regards to sexuality."
Gregory Olson CADDCT CDP

"Presenters style of teaching was superb and I learned that every person, client, patient is unique. Providers should ensure they are using person centered care. I enjoyed the seminar. The presenter is very knowledgeable"

"Programming and research to support programming to remain relevant and effective to changing residents and family needs. Great material-solidly presented"

"Learned so much. More than I can write down. But especially enjoyed the tidbits about elopement and wandering. I also got a lot of information about how to improve my community and better train my staff. Thank you Danielle!"
Joy Kerr Marketing Director

"Ability to further my career as a nursing home social worker (is why I am pursuing CDP). I learned new ways to look at culture change when dealing with residents that have Alzheimer's dementia and their family members."
Shauna Ford Director of Social Services

"Comprehensive overview of dementia and how to approach the care of someone with dementia. the quote, You've met one person with Alzheimer's disease, you have met only one person.  Not everyone with the disease. Very relevant and applicable to my work with clients. I appreciate that the seminar is one day but could be expanded to two days so as to go more in depth. Danielle is so knowledgeable and hardworking and I am so impressed."

"I learned about elopement and interventions, Ideas to enhance prevention measures. Entire program presented in lecture format and power point." Nurse

"I got many ideas. Good to have outside Ideas presented." Administrator

"Reinforced and more in depth subjects. Very good presentation" QA Nurse

"Great ideas such as a wandering committee" Michelle COTA / L

"I loved learning about the upcoming research and technology coming out for dementia patients." Ashley Fox

"Excellent seminar. I learned new interventions, activity ideas, approaches to patients and dementia." Kristin PA-C


ADDC Alzheimer's disease and Dementia Care Seminar
CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's disease Dementia Care Trainer certification seminar
January 20th 2017
NCCDP Corporate Trainer: David Bahamonde VP of Corporate Training

"I learned pointers on dementia care unit."

"I learned good skills for dealing with people with dementia."

"Great seminar!!!! I learned everything about a dementia resident and then some." RN

"I came to the course with solid knowledge base but had not yet considered the psychosexual aspects of dementia care." Meaghan Kaplan SLP ASHA

"I found all the information useful and will use for my future trainings."

" Very informative lecture on dementia care. Information that I needed for training purposes."

"This seminar allowed me to think about how I will improve my TR program." Kathleen CTRS

"Greater understanding of all aspects of dementia."

"I am going to be pursuing the trainer class." Mental Health Specialist

"I learned more detailed knowledge about Alzheimer's and dementia."


CADDCT Certified Alzheimer's disease Dementia Certified Trainer certification seminar
ADDC Alzheimer's disease Dementia Care seminar
January 17th 2017
Sparta NJ
Nellie Stolarz NCCDP Vice President of Corporate Training

"It has enhanced my knowledge on dementia. I can take this back and share with my staff."
Sherry Newcome CADDCT CDP

"I learned a lot. It would be difficult to name specifics. Great class. Great instructor!"
Kerri -Social Worker

"I learned, How to manage aggressive behaviors." Music Therapist

"Well presented. Trainer great in providing materials and answering questions." PSY.D

"Techniques how to care and teach staff in dealing with dementia and Alzheimer's disease residents." Marie Chan BSN RN LNC CADDCT CDP SMQT