International Caregivers Association (ICA)
Your Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Resource
What is the ICA?
The ICA is a world-wide association developed to address the many challenges and difficulties faced by Dementia/Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers. It is our goal to raise the standard of care for patients and loved ones by providing their caregivers with a 'toolkit' of best-in-class education, coaching, and support services. The ICA provides each member with the resources to address their own unique situation and improve their overall experience with Dementia and Alzheimer's care. Click the tabs below to learn how the ICA is supporting our members around the world.
Who Does ICA Serve?
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Healthcare Business Owners, Operators, and Employees
Whether you're a small-business, a mid-sized company, or a Fortune 500 corporation, ICA membership helps you to address the growing challenges associated with Alzheimer's and Dementia care. Membership in the ICA provides you and your employees with affordable and practical training, coaching, peer interaction, and a variety of other helpful resources. Participation in ICA helps increase workers' knowledge, better patient care, and reduces employee burn-out. Our programs help you to deliver best-of-class Alzheimer's and Dementia care services while lowering your operating costs and reducing your employee turn-over.
With so much conflicting information available about Alzheimer's and Dementia caregiving, it's difficult for family members to find the information necessary to best care for a loved one. The ICA is an experienced and knowledgeable resource critical to your caregiving success. As a single, unified, experienced, and consistently helpful resource, the ICA increases your caregiving knowledge and technique while helping you avoid the burn-out experienced by so many other caregivers. Useful online training, coaching, resources, forums, tips, shortcuts, and more are at your fingertips as an ICA member.
For the individual involved or interested in Alzheimer's and Dementia care, ICA fosters training, participation, and professionalism through a large community of dementia care supporters. Like our other memberships, the ICA offers a single, unified, experienced, and consistently helpful resource to enhance your caregiving knowledge and technique. Our coaching, resources, forums, tips, shortcuts, and training are primarily online. This saves on travel expenses associated with out-of-town conferences and minimize the amount of time away from the office just to get CEUs (Continuing Education Credits).
Students & Retirees
Medical students and/or students of gerontology require a current and robust Alzheimer's and Dementia toolset to address the many care issues encountered during school, after graduation, and in practice. The ICA's easy-to-attend online classes make it a snap to enhance your education and avoid conflicts with existing classes and commitments. Simply register to attend and then connect to the workshop through your web browser (Internet required) on the day of the workshop. Complete assigned fieldwork from the presenter and complete the course survey to be eligible for your CEUs (Continuing Education Credits). Retirees too can take advantage of ICA's various membership resources as part of a continuing education program or simply out of general interest. Get the most out of your membership with a student or retiree internship with the ICA!
The ICA realizes Dementia and Alzheimer's affects everyone around the globe and in the farthest reaches of the world - no matter whether you're wealthy or poor. If you live in an area of extreme poverty or war conditions and are responsible for providing care to a loved one with Dementia/Alzheimer's, the ICA offers you a humanitarian membership that is absolutely minimal in cost but yet high in value. The ICA is able to provide you with various benefits including training, resources, and important tips that you can adopt right away.
You Have Questions? ICA Has Answers.
Every 67 seconds someone new is diagnosed with Alzheimer's (this is in addition to the 15 million cases already diagnosed in the world today1). Patients, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals around the globe are looking to ICA for answers to the complex and troubling questions that Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease pose. They're looking for a trusted resource to provide the latest and most relevant solutions - the kind of solutions that enhance patient care, reduce costly mistakes, and relieve some of the stress of caring for a Dementia/Alzheimer's patient.
How You Can Help
When you join ICA, we become instant partners - partners in raising the standards for those living with Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease; partners in easing the load that rests upon each and every caregiver's shoulders. Alternatively, you might consider sponsoring the ICA, donating to the ICA, and/or volunteering your time and talent to further our mission. Finally, we ask that you please tell you friends and peers about ICA in order to help us spread the word.
1Statistics provided by the Alzheimer's Association.