Bravo Zulu sessions 2020

Free family and professional caregiver training opportunity

Bravo Zulu: Achieving Excellence in Relationship-Centered Dementia Care

Presented by Jennifer Carson, PhD, Director, Dementia Engagement, Education and Research Program, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno

This two-day workshop explores what it takes to get to Bravo Zulu* by providing dementia care and support that is tailored, yet flexible, to each unique elder's strengths, preferences and needs.

This program also has a component that speaks to military service and its impact on the aging process.

Special notice: Due to our concern for the health and well-being of our community (patients, care partners, community professionals, team members, etc.), the Sanford Center for Aging (SCA) has decided to suspend in-person trainings and meetings when possible. Therefore, we are suspending the Bravo Zulu trainings for Pahrump (originally scheduled for May 6 and June 3), Reno (originally scheduled for May 20 and 21) and Las Vegas (originally scheduled for May 28 and 29) and until later this year. We anticipate these will occur in November. We will be in touch once we have new dates.

Read the special announcement from Peter Reed, SCA Director

Stay healthy and take care. We look forward to seeing you in person soon!


Certificate of Attendance/CEU Credits Available for a $25 Non-Refundable Fee.

This program will be submitted to the Board of Examiners for Long-Term Care Administrators and Social Workers for 12.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The Board of Marriage and Family Therapists approves this training for 12.0 CEUs. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's Sanford Center for Aging approves this training for 12.0 of nursing CEUs. This program meets the Nevada State requirements for 8.0 hours of dementia education for skilled nursing and assisted living providers.

For questions, email Dolores Ward Cox at

*Bravo Zulu originated as a naval signal, typically conveyed by flag-hoist or radio, meaning "Well done!" Since its origin, Bravo Zulu has been used by senior U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard officers to congratulate or compliment their crews or commands for outstanding performance! Learn how you can get to Bravo Zulu in dementia care and support.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Nevada Department of Veterans Services, Veterans in Care Program and with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under grant U1QHP33111, Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program.