To achieve these goals, the training program has several objectives. First, it should give staff a working knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia through a specified number of didactic and hands-on experiences. Second, it should contain didactic sessions intended to develop staff alertness to changes of aging (such as incontinence, osteoporosis, or heart/ hearing/vision deficits) so that staff can set up and follow through health and safety plans. Third, it should feature group discussions to reinforce a teamwork/problem-solving style in developing behavior management care plans for each participant. Fourth, training should build staff ability to take on responsibility for carrying out a routine that adheres to a structure but has the flexibility to respond to changes in participants, group dynamics, or emergencies. Fifth, it should continually improve staff skills in engaging participants in activities. Sixth, training should help staff develop a professional but warm, caring attitude in working with families. Finally, a good training program should improve staff knowledge and, ultimately, staff morale.