"I implore you—whether you are a health care professional, a person with dementia, a friend or a family member of a person with dementia—to demand the training and education essential to ensuring the physical and emotional health, function, and safety of persons with Alzheimer's and related dementias." —Kim Warchol

Dementia Care Specialists

Total solutions for dementia care providers


01_DCS_page_pic.jpgOur mission is to create a Dementia Capable Society built on the knowledge that persons with dementia can feel joy, fulfillment, and love. We do this by offering training and consulting for those who care for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and other cognitive challenges. As a result, clients and their families experience a higher quality of life, caregivers find more job satisfaction, and providers improve their business results.

Will You Join Us?

You have the passion and heart to make a difference in the lives of those you care for. But caring isn’t enough. You need the skills and training to fulfill your commitment and to see your clients thrive, not just survive. Discover what you and your facility could benefit from when partnering with us:




Training Our Dementia Capable Care training helps your entire memory care team work together more cohesively and consistently to deliver a higher standard of dementia care. We offer one and two-day training options for therapists and care partners, and a three-day train-the-trainer program. When this compassionate, results-oriented approach is embraced and implemented, staff attitudes shift, confidence soars, and quality of life improves for dementia clients and their families.

Consulting With extensive experience in cognitive habilitation and memory care, we offer expertise to help dementia care professionals, therapy providers, home health agencies, adult day care, and long-term care facilities achieve their goals. Available to consult on a wide range of projects, we help improve professional skills, enhance programs or services, work in concert with all stakeholders to develop a state-of the-art memory care facility, and much more. We can help you implement the Warchol Best-Abilities Care ModelSM at your facility. 

Recognition We offer three types of recognition to celebrate the delivery of quality dementia care. These recognitions are intended to publicly acknowledge and celebrate individuals and facilities that reach high levels of memory care expertise. Recognitions include Dementia Care Specialists Certification, Dementia Capable Care Therapist Recognition, as well as Distinguished Provider for a facility.


Dementia Care Resources

To support our commitment to advancing person-centered, abilities-based dementia care, we offer professionals a variety of dementia-related products, including the ACLS and LACLS lacing tool, DVDs, books, and cognitive assessment tools. We also offer webinars and eBooks, along with a dementia care blog that shares insights, reviews products and resources, examines field research, and promotes a greater understanding of Alzheimer's/dementia.