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Evidence-Based Interventions for Individuals with Dementia

presented by Jane Yakel

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Dementia is now being referred to as an "epidemic," and it is becoming increasingly more challenging to provide appropriate services that benefit the individual and maximize cognitive and functional outcomes. We are continually being swept into a flurry of daunting tasks to teach the demented patient skills that are hard to come by, including locking wheelchair brakes for safety, drinking liquids to prevent dehydration, and increase functional independence in toileting. This course teaches the top evidence-based intervention strategies used by all disciplines in the field of dementia. Step-by-step directions with live demonstrations will leave the participant with the confidence and skills to meet functional outcomes for all patents, at all levels.

Meet Your Instructor

  • Jane Yakel, MS, CCC-SLP

    Jane Yakel, M.S. CCC-SLP is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist currently employed as private contractor and consultant. She has worked in a variety of settings which include: acute care, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, independent living facilities, hospitals, and school districts. She has been a regional and national clinical specialist or therapist, and a trainer for program directors throughout the United States. She taught Medicare Regulations and Guidelines and has defended Medicare denial claims at the Administrative Law Judge Lever for Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathologist with 100% turnover. She has served as CEO of a Community RE-Entry Center for Traumatic Brain Injury survivors in Scottsdale AZ, and has been a professor and clinical instructor at four universities: University of Wyoming, Utah State University, DeVry University-Phoenix, and DeVry University-Fremont California. Her diverse background in the academic, administration, and healthcare arenas has given her strong clinical skills in patient assessment, evaluation, treatment, and patient/family education. She has also shared her expertise as an author and presenter for national and state board continuing educational courses on various topics including the Prospective Payment System, Ethics and Professionalism, Dysphagia Management, Customer Service, Comprehensive Assessment of the Patient and Cognitive Communication Disorders. She is the author of four comprehensive therapy books addressing dementia, cognition, dysphagia, and assessment. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, is a past representative for the People to People Ambassador Program for the American Speech and Hearing Association in South Africa, and is a prior member of the Wyoming Board of Examiners for Speech-Language and Audiology. Ms. Yakel completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Wyoming, specializing in neuropathology.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Evidence-Based Interventions for Individuals with Dementia

    1. Evidence-Based Interventions for Individuals with Dementia

    This chapter describes the list of evidence-based interventions and principles of dementia intervention.

  2. Errorless Learning and Spaced Retrieval

    2. Errorless Learning and Spaced Retrieval

    This chapter describes errorless learning, including a description of the approach and the procedures involved. It also describes the definition of spaced retrieval, step-by-step procedural use of spaced retrieval with the dementia population, determination of specific problems for spaced retrieval, spaced retrieval prompt question development, and written examples of spaced-retrieval implementation with conversations and goals (locking wheelchair brakes, preventing dehydration, patient yelling out).

  3. Montessori-Based Dementia Programming

    3. Montessori-Based Dementia Programming

    This chapter defines the philosophy of Montessori-Based Dementia Programming as it relates to the Adult population, and identifies Montessori-Based categories that promote skills for functional outcomes.

  4. Ability-Based Programming

    4. Ability-Based Programming

    This chapter describes the purpose/rational for the use of Memory Books, the key essentials for memory book development, and written life story.

  5. Memory Books/Aids

    5. Memory Books/Aids

    This chapter defines the philosophy of memory books / aids and identifies essentials for memory book development and implementation.

  6. Reminiscence Therapy

    6. Reminiscence Therapy

    This chapter will discuss the purpose and rational for Reminiscence Therapy. Topics include planning techniques, reminiscence themes, prop selection, kit design, and facilitation and documentation of Reminiscence Therapy.