July 12, 2011 09:27 ET

Dementia Care Specialists Announces First Recipient of DCCT Recognition

MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) - Dementia Care Specialists is pleased to announce today that Mary Gennerman of Muskego, WI is the first recipient of the company's Dementia Capable Care/Therapist (DCCT) Recognition. Gennerman, a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist, has successfully completed the training requirements and met the other standards to achieve the designation. The DCCT recognition is awarded to those who demonstrate a commitment to CPI's Dementia Capable Care training and principles, which is the foundation for high-quality dementia care.

The DCCT designation is open to Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, and Physical Therapy Assistants who complete several Dementia Care Specialists training programs.

To obtain the designation, Gennerman also completed additional training, testing, and publication requirements. In order to maintain the recognition, Gennerman will need to complete additional requirements.

DCS also offers a similar recognition program for non-therapists. The Dementia Capable Care/Care Partner (DCCCP) recognition program is available for nurses, nursing leaders, nursing aides, activity team members, social workers, and administrators.

Dementia Care Specialists (DCS) is the premier dementia training and consulting company. With nearly 60 years of cumulative experience in dementia care training, DCS provides state-of-the-art dementia products, training, and program consultation. Training from DCS helps transform staff capabilities and quality of care. As a result, persons with dementia experience a higher quality of life, caregivers find more job satisfaction, and providers improve their business results. Dementia Care Specialists is a CPI Specialized Offering.

For more information on the DCCT/DCCCP recognition process, visit

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