how to become a facilitator


Dementia Understanding the Journey Facilitators are professionals with knowledge and experience in dementia care and adult education delivery. Facilitators have completed the Dementia:  Understanding the Journey (previously Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Care Course) as a learner and have been orientated in the effective delivery of the Course.  Usually facilitators are employees of the delivering organization.  If a delivering organization does not have a facilitator in its employ, the Dementia:  Understanding the Journey Administration will assist in connecting the organizations with approved facilitators for the course delivery.  Approved facilitators coordinate the onsite operations and ensure the learners gain the required learning and adhere to the course requirement, which includes the successful completion of a final project and attendance at all nine sessions.

Facilitators are responsible for:

  • Instruction/facilitation of the learning outcome content
  • Creating an interactive learning environment
  • Maintaining/monitoring course requirements
  • Guiding and encouraging learners
  • Ongoing learner assessment
  • Final project assessment
  • Submitting course completion documents

How to Become a Facilitator

If you are interested in becoming a Dementia: Understanding the Journey facilitator the requirements include:

  • The successful competition of Dementia: Understanding the Journey or Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Care Course
  • Experience in the field of dementia
  • Experience in delivering adult education
  • The completion of a one-day facilitator’s orientation

For more information or if you are interested in becoming a Dementia: Understanding the Journey Facilitator please contact us at (902) 832-8500 ext. 282.

Education makes a difference.


Dementia: Understanding the Journey recognizes that persons with dementia have the same basic needs for security, shelter, nutrition, and affection as other adults, and have the same rights to have these basic needs met. The challenge for caregivers is to meet these needs, as progressive disease symptoms cause increasing dependence.