Until now, there were NO certifications for dementia care programming teams! The best we could hope for in days past were certifications for activity directors in assisted living. That's just not specific enough! Designing and implementing engaging programming for people living with dementia is its own niche, and requires its own education path.

Take our course and become a Certified Program Director! You'll be prompted to add this badge to your Linkedin profile via Credly, our accrediting website.

"This course was exceptional! It moves quickly and Rachael is so engaging. There are a great variety of different presentation styles to keep it very interesting. Bravo!"

Lisa Paglia, Minding Dementia LLC


  • How to build a professional, feasible activity calendar that encourages resident engagement and wows your residents' families
  • How to build amazing Life Stations
  • Dos and Don'ts when it comes to baby dolls and pets
  • How to engage your care staff in programming so it's sustainable for the entire team
  • Where to find the best dementia care products
  • And much more!

"This program combines great theory with very practical knowledge making it easy to implement and operationalize."

Charles De Vilmorin, CEO & Co-Founder, Linked Senior

Meet the Dementia By Day Team

Dementia By Day is a dementia care consulting firm that was developed in 2014 by Rachael Wonderlin. Rachael is an internationally-recognized dementia care expert and educator. She has a Master’s in Gerontology and is a Johns Hopkins University Press three-time published author.

While Dementia By Day works primarily with senior living companies looking to build or better their dementia care programs, they also love educating dementia care partners through their blog, podcast, and YouTube channel.

Rachael has been featured in Senior Housing News, The Washington Post, Forbes and on PBS Next Avenue. Her “16 Things I’d Want If I Got Dementia” poem has circulated the globe many times over.

Engaging Walkthroughs

No more boring talking heads! Come with us on shopping trips as we show you which products are worth it.

Clear How-Tos

Look at real calendar examples and learn how to improve your daily activity schedule.

Real-Life Examples

We're not making this stuff up! We have implemented these methods at Memory Care communities across the country and they work.


Why I created this course and who exactly it's for!

Craft Engaging Spaces

Building Life Stations should be fun for your residents and low-stress for you. Let us teach you how to make and maintain them that way!

Create Staff-Led Activities

Programming isn't just for the activity team: Find out how to engage your care staff.

Build Beautiful Life Stations

Make your Life Stations all the rage at your next family event or prospective resident tour.

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I love that Rachael uses practical examples and really helps the practitioner understand not just the 'How,' but also the 'Why' when executing activities. Rachael also manages to make videos engaging!"

Kristen Lockwood, Executive Director, Dahlonega Assisted Living


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  Refresher on Embracing Their Reality™
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  Planning Calendars & Running Programming
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  Build Your Life Stations
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  Creativity Boxes
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  Shopping Trip for Supplies
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  Inside the Community
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  Assignment & Wrap-Up
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"This was a great course: very beneficial for new engagement directors or people that are unfamiliar with working with PLwD."

Kelly Burnett, Director of Dementia Programs, The Carrington


And, it looks great on LinkedIn!

Want to showcase your new credentials? Easily it to your LinkedIn Profile and share it to your Newsfeed with the click of a button! You'll be invited to add the badge through an email after you complete the course and turn in the homework.