Here's what you get:

  • 1 full year of dementia education access for your entire company
  • The option for Dementia By Day staff pins for those who complete the training
  • 5 hours of dementia training for each individual who goes through the program
  • Individual certificates for team members when they complete the coursework
  • Quizzes for team members to ensure that they grasp the challenging concepts

Select a pricing plan and sign up



One-time payment by a company so all of their buildings or franchisees get access

This is a one-time payment, usually made by the parent company, for year-long access to the certification course. Each person who wishes to get Dementia By Day Certified will enroll and go through the course. This is good for one year.



An organization pays for access, month to month, with the option to cancel at any time

This is a subscription product billed on a monthly basis until you cancel. Cancel anytime from the account management page.


One-person access to the program

Access for 6 months

"Rachael shared great examples that helped connect the learner back to each principle being taught. The topics covered were thorough and reached beyond the normal parameters of training. The way a space feels is important, programming and engagement are essential, reporting structure, family support; Rachael does a wonderful job exploring all the important pieces to dementia care. It was refreshing to see that incorporated."

Amber Dahle, VP of Memory Care and Life Enrichment at Northstar Senior Living

What if dementia education was fun?

The one thing that I continue running into while working with senior living organizations is this: although they all have different needs and programs, they ALL need staff training. Why not make it fun, applicable and enjoyable all at once?

Are you tired of cramming a bunch of training DVDs and Alzheimer Association talks together to make up the entirety of your state-mandated training hours?

Some communities I talk to turned to Relias for their online dementia training, but find it lacking in scope. Others show their staff a selection of DVDs from the early 2000s. Still others build their own trainings in Powerpoint or on their bulky, confusing HR platforms...and then realize that these fun-bereft slideshows don't get the job done.

So, I started thinking, "What if we...tried something different?"

Hi, I’m Rachael Wonderlin

And I think the old way we teach dementia care is outdated! Isn't it time we ACTUALLY had an online platform where your staff could learn on their own time? You know, instead of being shuttled through a 2-hour dementia care course the first time they walk through your door?

I have a Master's in Gerontology and am the author of 3(!) books with Johns Hopkins University Press. At my consulting agency, Dementia By Day, I work with senior living companies who want to up their dementia care game. I'd love to help you do exactly that.

Let's change the way we teach dementia care.

Join companies like Goodwin House, Cardinal Senior Management, Elysian Senior Homes, English Meadows and Remember Me Senior Care who have sent their entire teams through Dementia By Day School!

We held off enrolling in a dementia training because we couldn’t find anything that the care staff could really utilize during an 8-hour shift with our residents. This training, however, is so applicable and the team is enjoying and learning from it! The other day the care staff asked about our new carpet installation—they’d just watched the interior design portion of the course and were wondering if the carpet provided enough contrast for the residents!

— Lucy Boxrud, President of Elysian Senior Homes

Course Curriculum

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  Basics of Dementia
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  Embracing Their Reality(TM)
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  Dementia Detective Work
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  Using Improv in Dementia Care
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  Creative Engagement: Programming & Activities
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  Interior Design & Dementia
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  Personal Care in Dementia
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  Dining & Dementia
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  Communicating with Families
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Couldn't we just keep using that old dementia care DVD we have?

I mean...I guess so?

We do train-the-trainer at our buildings.

Your nurse trains that other nurse who trains that other person who trains that other other person. Somewhere along the line, the message gets diluted. And, you can't account for everyone being a good presenter! Give Dementia By Day School a try.

We use a slide deck that our old HR Director built.'re feeling like that's enough training?

We have Relias, so, we're good.

I know, I know, they have a dementia care class. But, I'm the only person who teaches Embracing Their Reality(TM) and explains dementia care the way that I do. I'm all about the tangible tips and advice, and I think this is something you should know about, too!

Can you build this on our platform so we can use it from there?

Yes, technically, I can. Let's talk about what that looks like. Although, I must tell you, using it on here is a LOT more cost effective for you in the long run: that's why I built this! I also have an option where you can see and track your team's own progress.

Let's talk!

Curious about the course and want to know more before making a big commitment? I totally get it. Let's set up a quick call where we can go over any questions or concerns you have.

Follow this link to set up a call.