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Our Mission

To enhance the quality of life for those with dementia through education, collaboration, and advocacy.


New opportunity for organizations to submit their training curriculum for NIDE's organization certification approval process.


A new opportunity is underway for those who are seeking training in evidence-based design for dementia care.


If your organization is interested in participating in research, NIDE is here to support you. NIDE partners with organizations to conduct research that aims to push the field forward, as it relates to dementia care and education.

At the National Institute for Dementia Education (NIDE), we work with elder service organizations – such as senior care facilities, memory care units, hospitals, and universities studying memory disorders – to create unique certificate programs that will improve the way we care for seniors who have dementia.

Our dementia certificate programs are highly beneficial as they:

  • Offer high quality education
  • Validate skill sets for associates
  • Ensure organizations stay up-to-date on the latest trends and research in the field of dementia care
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Who We Are

We’re a third-party validation and verification service. We work with your organization to enhance your training through consultation, review, and collaboration. We believe that, as an industry, we must work together to create a better future for those with dementia.

What We Do

The third-party certificate program serves as a quality indicator for core competencies in the field of dementia care and services as a certificate registry and non-biased third-party verification service. NIDE assists with building a training program that fits your needs and prepares healthcare professionals for a NIDE-approved examination.

There are four levels of certification based on the attendee’s working knowledge and experience in the field of dementia.

Organizations that seek NIDE third-party certification approval must follow the Third-Party Certification Rubric and Curriculum in its entirety. Those eligible for our programs include:

  • Healthcare Professionals (Nurses, Healthcare Directors, CNAs, etc.)
  • Architects and Designers
  • First Responders
  • Families and Advocates
  • Researchers
  • Higher Education (Healthcare students)

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