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Evidence-Based Interventions for Individuals with Dementia

presented by Jane Yakel, MS, CCC-SLP

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Financial: Jane Yakel receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Jane Yakel has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 99 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 33 Minutes

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…

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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

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

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

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

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

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.

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