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    Become a Certified Dementia Communication Specialist™

    Let's Set the Stage

    If you have been to the Dementia RAW: Act 1 workshop you know the impact this training has on caregivers. Marrying empathy and improv has proven to be a dynamic way to communicate with persons with dementia.


    The Dementia RAW duo, Tami Neumann and Cathy Braxton bring to you the Certified Dementia Communication Specialist.

    Certified Dementia Communication Specialist™

    This certification will help you to dig deeper into the foundational concepts of the Dementia RAW method, help the families you work with and demonstrate to employer’s and client’s that you have a much-needed skill set.

    In this certification program, we will help you to understand the concepts at their core, take on a new perspective of dementia and test your understanding of these concepts through weekly discussion and observation exercises.


    Click on the INFO link above to learn more about the CDCS certification.

  • A Few Words From Our Understudies

    "Silver Dawn Training Institute is an inspiration to managers, staff, volunteers and families dealing with dementia. I recently attended a certification program on communicating with people affected by dementia. Besides the program being a fresh approach to a difficult topic, I found myself looking at my watch and thinking "Oh no" we only have a few more hours. It's a very fast-paced interactive and energetic program.


    Thank you, Cathy and Tami, for sharing your enthusiasm, passion, and knowledge with people serving this population. Because of you the future for people with this disease looks brighter. Also, the skills we were taught can be used for communicating with everyone in your life."

    - Karen S.

    What Our Students Have to Say

    "You are an incredible part of my growth as a professional and as a human being and are part of how we are impacting families all over this area. Thank you for being heroicly transparent in class."

    - Tessa M.

  • Meet The Cast

    Tami & Cathy

    Tami Neumann, CDCS, CDP, CCC

    Chief Operations Officer

    Cathy Braxton, CDCS, CBDDP

    Chief Education Officer

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