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2021 GAPNA Annual Conference

010 - Dementia Care Specialist Clinical Skills Training

Sep 29, 2021 8:00am ‐ Sep 29, 2021 4:30pm

Credits: None available.


Purchase the full Dementia Care Specialist Curriculum.

This session focuses on training advanced practice nurses as dementia care specialists (DCS) based on the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program model. Methods include role-playing utilizing evidence-based tools required to perform a comprehensive cognitive assessment. These validated tools help support a clinical understanding of person-centered care including caregiver needs to formulate a comprehensive dementia care plan.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 10/2/2023.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Conference Planning Committee Disclosures:
No planning committee member discloses any actual or potential conflict of interest.

Abstract Reviewers:
Margaret Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN discloses that she serves as an NPACE consultant on cardiology topics for primary care.
No other abstract reviewer discloses any actual or potential conflict of interest.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No speaker discloses any actual or potential conflict of interest.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

Sponsored by UCLA and The John A. Hartford Foundation.
No other commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).

Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.

Learning Outcome:

After completing this learning activity, the participant will apply knowledge and skills to assess and manage persons with dementia and their caregivers.


  • Carolyn K. Clevenger, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, FGSA, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean, Emory University School of Nursing
  • Leslie C. Evertson, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, UCLA Health
  • Sherry A. Greenberg, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAANP, FAAN, Associate Professor, Seton Hall University College of Nursing
  • J. Michelle Moccia, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, GS-C, Program Director and Nurse Practitioner, St. Mary Mercy Hospital
  • Jennifer Serafin, MS, BSN, GNP-BC, GS-C, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco

Credits Available

Dementia Care Specialist Clinical Skills Training

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