Activity Coordinator Receives Dementia Practitioner Certification

BRENTWOOD – Rockingham County Activity Coordinator Kenneth Wing, CTRS has received his Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) certification through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP). The CDP credential signifies that an individual has achieved the highest standard in Alzheimer’s and dementia education.

CDP certification is essential for today’s health care professionals and front line staff as the population of older adults with living with dementia continues to rise. The training works to enhance the use of new methods, theories and tools related to Alzheimer’s and dementia care best practices. During training each student receives resources in the key areas of Alzheimer’s and dementia. These resources include communication techniques, behaviors interventions, tools for addressing concerns such as wandering, poor nutrition and sexuality.

“Dementia can be a challenging and complex condition. However, having the right skills can make a big difference in improving the quality of life for individuals with dementia and their families,” said Senior Director of Long-Term Care Services, Jason Smith. “Ken Wing’s dedication to our residents and their families is truly inspiring.”


About the NCCDP

The NCCDP was formed in 2001 by a group of professionals passionate about working in the field of dementia care. The NCCDP promotes standards of excellence in dementia education to health care professionals, caregivers, first responders and correctional personnel.

Memory Care at Rockingham County

Rockingham County’s secure memory care neighborhood supports residents living with dementia who may need additional care. Residents enjoy a wide array of activities, amenities and services combined with 24-7 clinical support.

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