Every 72 seconds someone in the US is diagnosed with alzheimers disease. Many of these people live in nursing homes. The training that CNA’s recieve is not regulated and is different throughout each state. Massachusetts requires only 75 hours of training for CNA’s and little of that is dementia training.Some states do not even require a GED or HS diploma. With dementia becoming so prevelent with our baby boomer population, how will these people live a quality life in nursing homes if the CNA’s are not even trained.