Chicago, IL & Colleyville, TX – AGE-u-cate Training Institute ( has been awarded $760,189.00 in Civil Monetary Penalty funding by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to help 140 Ohio nursing homes improve care to residents with dementia.

The three-year project is to improve the quality of care and quality of life of long-stay nursing home residents in Ohio who have dementia or dementia-related conditions.  This will be achieved with Dementia Live®, an experiential learning program simulating cognitive and sensory impairments, giving participants a real-life experience of living with dementia.

Through the Dementia Live® program, participants are empowered with new tools for improved communication skills and care practices that can be implemented as they go about their work in the nursing home.  These improved communication skills and care practices will ultimately help decrease resident behavioral symptoms that arise from dementia and dementia related conditions and will help increase resident well-being.

“There is an urgent need to better support persons living with dementia and we look forward to working with Ohio nursing homes,” says Pam Brandon, AGE-u-cate’s President and Founder. “This program provides care partners with a deeper understanding and empathy for persons living with dementia and empowers care partners with simple and effective tools that can be put into care practices immediately.”

About AGE-u-cate Training Institute   

 AGE-u-cate Training Institute develops and delivers innovative, research-based aging and dementia training programs for professional and family caregivers.  Training is delivered across the United States and internationally in long term care communities, hospitals, in-home, hospice, and community-based organizations as well as universities.


AGE-u-cate contact:  Mary Petersen, Manager of Strategic Projects 817.857.1157 x 204;