Certifications & Training Modules


If you are looking to support a loved one or patient with dementia, you're in the right place!

Courses & Trainings


Certified Master Dementia Strategist Course

for medical professionals

How would it feel to be able to instantly and confidently advise a family on exactly what TO do and NOT to do with any situation with their loves one with dementia? It's easier than you think!

I want to relieve the burden for families.
I want to be a lifesaver!

Master Dementia Strategist Course

for family members

It's not your fault!

You know you could do so much better, if only you had access to the pro's techniques. Now you can get exclusive access to all the dementia secrets uses by the professionals.

Access The Secrets
Save Your Relationship!

Corporate Trainings


Imagine for a moment, what it would look like for your organization if your team was equipped with the modern strategies to greatly reduce challenging dementia behaviors.

Imagine a team that WANTS to work together to strategize better care techniques.

Time to level up!
Train My Team!
We are so confident in our program, if you don't think this is the best dementia training you've ever taken, we'll refund your money.


Course Curriculum:


  • Types of Dementia, Symptoms & Life Expectancy
  • Brain Anatomy
  • 11 Warning Signs
  • Communication Techniques
  • What They See and Hear
  • Activities
  • Environment
  • Hallucinations/Delusions
  • Sundowning
  • Validate & Captivate vs Correct & Persuade
  • Executive Functioning
  • Inhibitory Control
  • Toileting
  • Activities
  • Environment
  • Hallucinations/Delusions
  • Sundowning
Advanced Behaviors:
  • Anger & Aggression
  • Wandering/Elopement
  • Hateful Comments
  • Racial Slurs
  • Obsessions & Fixations
  • Repetitive Actions
  • Vocalizations
  • Tapping
  • Pacing
  • Shadowing
  • Masturbation & Sex
  • Mistaken Identity
  • Eating
  • Validate & Captivate vs Correct & Persuade
  • Executive Functioning
  • Inhibitory Control
  • Toileting
  • Bathing & Hygiene
  • Administering Medications
  • Depression
  • Pain Scale Assessment
  • Elder Abuse
  • Driving
  • Safety
  • How to Comfort
  • I Want To Go Home
  • Hospice & Palliative Care
  • End of Life
  • Give Them Their Power Back!
  • Group Exercises
  • Role Plays
  • Graduation!

Empowering professional and family caregivers with cutting-edge dementia training.

We believe that expert training is critical for maintaining dignity and excellent quality of life for those with dementia.




Meet Debra Kostiw


Debra has dedicated her life to learning and teaching others about the care of Alzheimers & Dementia patients, spreading awareness about elder abuse and providing resources for others.

Debra Kostiw gets fired up about advocating for seniors. Her passion ignited over a decade ago with the simultaneous opening of her home care business and her mother's diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

She is now transforming the way we look at cognitive care through the organization she founded, Certified Master Dementia Strategist.



Understanding Different Types of Dementia

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"I have Vascular Dementia and everything Debra described is exactly how I feel. Thank you for giving people with dementia a voice."

—Zena Y.

"This is the most comprehensive explanation (of the 7 stages of dementia) I have seen to date, thank you!"

—Denise J.

"Thank you so much! My mom has LBD and you have helped so much! I am learning so much from you."

—Lisa R.

"I am a very private person and I don’t normally ask for help. I was feeling so alone and despite for someone to listen to me. I asked the doctors office for help but they didn’t have a clue. My issue was bathing and arguing. Debra taught me how to handle all of these situations and more. She really knows her stuff."


"I can’t thank Debra enough. I was ready to give up and place my loved one in a nursing home. I decided to take a chance and reach out to Debra. It was the most amazing experience. She was able to ask questions and together we were able to discover what the real reason was behind my husbands’ violent outbursts. Using her teachings, I have been able to diffuse his anger and we now have a much better relationship. Thank you, Debra, for all you do!"

—Kathy N.

"I especially liked learning how to comfort someone with dementia. I used the validation and comforting techniques the same day that I learned them on the overnight shift, and it worked perfectly. The tools are so easy to implement. I was able to reassure the patient and calm her right down. It was amazing! I also learned how to handle a resident who was looking for a deceased loved one, it is so reassuring to have these techniques. I would take this class over and over again. It was so fun!"

—Carrie S.

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