Ferndale educator named "Dementia Care Professional of the Year"

The Dementia Care Professionals of America (DCPA) recently named Madaleine Lippert of Ferndale the Dementia Care Professional of the Year for 2008.

The DCPA’s annual award recognizes individuals who demonstrate professional excellence in care, compassionate performance that exceeds expectations, and a dedicated commitment to those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

Dementia Care Professionals of America, a division of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), is a membership organization for dementia care professionals that offers practical training, continuing education and qualification as AFA Dementia Care Providers and AFA Dementia Care Specialists. Its 3,500 members include social workers, nurses, home health aides, physicians and other health care professionals. For more information, visit www.careprofessionals.org or call 866-232-8484.

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