Dementia Training for Health Professionals

Per an act of the 2008 Legislative session, dementia training is required for all staff in nursing facilities or adult residential care facilities licensed by the Louisiana Department of Health.

In order to satisfy the requirement that the dementia training is “evidence based,” LDH has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC). BRCC will review curricula and certify that curricula meet legislative requirements.

Facilities may begin staff training as soon as they obtain an approved curriculum.

Application materials and descriptions of the curriculum requirements can be found at http://www.mybrcc.edu/academics/business_and_social_science/dementia_curricula_application/index.php.