Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute, formerly known as Dementia Care Academy (, is the educational department within not-for-profit Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation & Senior Care Community.

Worldwide millions of people with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia are experiencing progressive cognitive decline and loss of quality of life. Caregivers, struggling to give their best to help and care for those affected, undergo high levels of stress resulting in increased risk of disease and early death.

We firmly believe that providing caregivers with highly usable, effective hands-on techniques is the key to improving lives – of dementia or Parkinson’s disease patients and caregivers alike. Our goal is to make this education as easily accessible as possible, to ensure you and your students or staff can learn in the most effective way possible.