Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living Supportive Day Program staff has completed the Dementia Certificate Program for Professionals Levels I and II, the center announced this week. The Supportive Day Program staff also received 20 hours of consultation training. The training and experience will enhance the staff’s ability to provide services and support to individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s or related dementia, and their families and caregivers, the center said.

The Dementia Certificate Program was also offered to family members and caregivers free of charge, and was made possible by a generous grant from the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund.