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Product and Resource Catalog

We carry many products to support therapists, activities professionals, and/or memory care providers to flourish. Check out our resources to help implement Dementia Capable Care including our Dementia Care Specialists exclusives and our extensive line of Claudia Allen’s Cognitive Disabilities Model/Allen Cognitive Level tools.

Featured Products:

  • Dementia Care Specialists Exclusive: Cognitive Assessment Tool Guide (CATG)
  • Allen’s Cognitive Disability Model Product: Allen Cognitive Level Screen (ACLS) Manual-5 with Large ACLS

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Product #: ASTL0001

DCS Exclusive: Cognitive Assessment Tool Guide (CATG)

Designed to help discover a person's cognitive level by organizing skilled observations into indicators of an Allen Cognitive Level. or the Adapted FAST. Gathering skilled observations from multiple situations will provide the most accurate result. Consider cross walking the result with other Allen Cognitive Assessments and/or the Adapted FAST.

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Product #: : PKGS0580

ACLS Manual-5 with LACLS-5 and Scoring Tri-fold Card

This 2nd Edition Manual package includes the LACLS-5 and the scoring Trifold. The 2nd edition doubles the content in the 2007 edition and includes updated terminology and research; expanded sections on theory, verifying, and assigning scores; and the inclusion of the Disposable LACLS-5 information.

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News & Events

Check out our upcoming events, news updates, and more!

Virtual Event

Upcoming DCC-CI Classes

The train is trainer program allows you to empower others with specialized knowledge and skills to optimize the function and quality of life of those living with dementia
Virtual Event

Upcoming DCCS Classes

Become a specialist! Earn credit and credentials and proudly display your dementia specialized knowledge & skills.
Speaking Events

2024 Speaking Events

Check out our speaking events in 2024. It’s a joy to participate in conferences and other events conducted by passionate leaders and organizations. We hope to see you at one of these events soon!


Enjoy perspectives and insights from our Founder and President Kim Warchol and our entire team of passionate experts and esteemed partners.

Blog Article

Meet a Dementia Capable Care Superstar

In this new blog series “Meet a Dementia Capable Care Superstar”, we will introduce you to individuals and organizations who are going above and beyond, to create a dementia capable workforce and to deliver high quality care and services. Let's begin with: Twin Cities Care!
Blog Article

It’s Time to Talk About Some Tough Stuff

OK, here we go. I am going to interrupt my normal “how to,” information laden blogs with a bit of a rant to hopefully raise awareness and inspire some important advocacy. This is a point of view blog, which feels like it must be shared. I keep coming across situations in my personal and professional life that are so genuinely concerning, I just had to write this. In each case there is a clear need for more awareness, honest discussion, and advocacy for solutions and improvement.
Blog Article

How to Prevent and De-escalate Distress Behaviors Without Drugs

A required skill for quality dementia care is to be able to prevent and safely de-escalate distress behaviors such as pacing, cursing, threatening, and hitting. None of us want to get hurt on the job or verbally abused, and unfortunately it happens. The key to reducing this risk (and to provide high quality care for those living with dementia), is to make the necessary shift to empowerment, driven by informed and compassionate understandings.

St. Croix Hospice

Having the extra dementia training does set us apart when we serve facilities that do not have clinically licensed or trained staff. They are always grateful for our expertise in the building. They need that extra assistance to appropriately care for these complex residents.

Our Partners are Leading the Way in Creating a Dementia Capable Society

It has never been more essential to create a Dementia Capable Society—a community in which everyone from all walks of life has the skills to help people with dementia feel valued, secure, and loved. These leaders have earned one or more of our specialized credentials or recognitions. We thank them for their partnership and applaud their commitment to making the world a better place for those living with dementia and their loved ones!

Video Library

Enjoy a variety of videos including those created for you by our Dementia Care Specialists team and others created by our partners regarding how they have used one or more of our Dementia Capable Care Solutions.

Distress Behaviors - All Behavior Has Meaning

All behavior has meaning. All behavior is communication. We must figure out what a person with dementia is saying through their "behavior."

Person-Centered Care and Personhood

The terms Person-Centered Care and Personhood are similar, but they are different. Both are foundations for quality care. 

Claudia Allen's Cognitive Disabilities Model

"Learning Claudia Allen's Cognitive Disability Model was nothing short of life-changing" - Kim Warchol

Free Resources

E-Book Download

The Garden eBook for Persons Living With Dementia

For persons living with dementia or other cognitive challenges, purposeful activities that relate to nature and gardening can be very therapeutic.
E-Book Download

How to Create a Personalized Playlist for Your Loved One

At all stages of dementia, music is powerful! Familiar music can tap into positive emotional memories, create connections, and improve communication.
E-Book Download

10 Communication Tips For Dementia Caregivers

Communicating effectively with a person with dementia requires a respectful, person-centered approach and skilled adaptations for cognitive level.
E-Book Download

Thriving with Dementia

Living well with dementia is a realistic and achievable goal. Let’s work together to make it happen!

Life Story Questionnaire

This questionnaire is a great tool to help provide person-centered care for those living with dementia.
Individual’s Training

if you are looking for specialized skills, recognition, and continuing education.


Training For Individuals

Organizational Training

if your goal is to impact many through our train-the-trainer approach.


Training For Organizations

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I Want To Help Create A Dementia Capable Society

Are you ready to expand your impact? Let’s work together to determine the best solution to make it happen!

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