Living With Alzheimer’s

Essential Training for Families, Caregivers, and Individuals About Alzheimer's

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Program Overview

In partnership with the Greater Idaho Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, College of Western Idaho (CWI) offers the Living With Alzheimer’s certificate course. This program is an invaluable resource for families, professional caregivers, and individuals living with Alzheimer's and dementia.

With an estimated 50 million people worldwide living with dementia, including more than 5 million Americans, this course addresses a critical need, covering the three stages of Alzheimer's — early, middle, and late — providing insights and practical strategies for each. The course, which can be completed with xix (6) hours of in-person class attendance, includes healthy living tips, resources and support from trusted organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association, and connections to a community facing similar challenges.

Degree or Certificate Type


Primary Location

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Learning Opportunities

  • Early Stage Alzheimer's: Understand the implications of an early-stage diagnosis and learn practical approaches for adjustment.
  • Middle Stage Caregiving: Gain strategies for hands-on caregiving during the middle stage of Alzheimer’s.
  • Late Stage Connection: Learn ways to connect and provide meaningful care during the late stage of Alzheimer’s.
  • Health and Support Resources: Access resources and support from organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association.
  • Community Connections: Connect with others in the community who are experiencing similar challenges.


Living with Alzheimer’s course is offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association and the Idaho Community Care Program of the Southwest Idaho Area Agency on Aging. The Southwest Idaho Area Agency on Aging will be paying the course fee for all community participants/individuals that sign up for the course.

Area of Study

Minimum age requirement to start this course is 16.

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate of Completion


Step 1

  • Choose your desired Living With Alzheimer’s course, then Add to Cart.
  • Courses are added throughout the year. If your desired course is not listed, check back or request more information to learn more.

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