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Social Work and Other Professionals

The KU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center offers extensive professional training for social workers and other healthcare professionals along with community education programming.

It takes a complete healthcare village to navigate the changes created by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. With professional social workers on staff and extensive training programs, the KU ADRC helps you help others.

Social Work and Other Professional Training

The KU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center provides a number of training opportunities for social workers and other healthcare professionals, including internships and classes for those interested in becoming a navigator with the Cognitive Care Network. We offer a variety of educational courses - read more about each opportunity below or download our Educational Calendar for future reference! 


For more information about any of the below opportunities, contact Kelly G. Loeb at

The Dementia Intensive is a one-day session designed for social workers and social work students who are just beginning to work with dementia patients and caregivers. The first part of the Dementia Intensive event provides an overview of dementia and covers understanding memory and impact through social work assessment, and incorporating a client empowerment model. Participants also gain insight from listening to a panel discussion featuring caregivers. The second part of the Dementia Intensive features a panel of individuals living with early-stage dementia, along with a conversation focusing on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those with persistent mental health challenges who develop a dementia. The session concludes with a “Full Practice” review on making a difference.

Date: April 12, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Virtual

The documentary, SPARK: Robin Williams and His Battle with Lewy Body Dementia, will be included in this educational event for health care providers and professionals through evidence-based practices in diagnosis, treatment, and care management of LBD.

Date: June  22, 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Virtual

Event Registration 

Managing Alzheimer’s Risk in Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

This education program is geared toward families and staff members that support someone with an Intellectual and/or developmental disability. We will explore risk factors, ways to monitor for cognitive changes, and ways to provide support.

Date: On Demand

Event Registration 

For more information contact Kelly G. Loeb at

The Dementia Update Course shares best practices in screening, diagnosing, and treating various dementias. For primary health care providers and professionals, discussing up-to-date diagnostic and management information. 

Event Registration

Date: Coming soon

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Virtual

KU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

KU Clinical Research Center
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Mailstop 6002
Fairway, KS 66205