What is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP)?
A Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) is a specialized certification in dementia education offered by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners or NCCDP, a global leader in dementia education and certification for healthcare professionals. The mission of the NCCDP is to promote, encourage, and enhance the knowledge, skills and practice of all persons who provide care and services to dementia clients by means of requiring excellent standards of education, dementia specific training, and incentives for professional development of those who are dedicated to the ever growing field of dementia care.
The NCCDP administers the Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP®) program, a certification that indicates a health care professional has received comprehensive knowledge in the area of dementia care, has completed the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care course and seminar, and met the NCCDP certification requirements. A CDP® certification reflects a deep personal commitment on the part of the health care professional, inspiring confidence and dedication in an individual's professional knowledge through quality of life and quality of care provided to dementia patients.
I am proud to be a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) for Comforcare Home Care. My expanded knowledge and training in dementia and Alzheimer's allows me to help clients and families with current knowledge, education and understanding.