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Early Dementia Predictors, Assessments, & Interventions: Maximize Therapeutic Outcomes
Early Dementia Predictors, Assessments, & Interventions: Maximize Therapeutic Outcomes


When:  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Explore Effective Strategies for Each Stage of Dementia
By the year 2030 it is predicted that 20% of the population will be age 65 or older, and the number of people suffering from dementia worldwide is expected to hit 76 million. There is a natural tendency for elderly individuals to become increasingly isolated, and lose interest in daily activities. Some become more indecisive and lose the ability to concentrate, causing psychomotor agitation and insomnia, which leads to weight loss and decreased energy. The culmination of these symptoms is depression, which is extremely common in preclinical Alzheimer's disease and often a predictor that dementia may be on its way. These changes are so subtle that family members and caregivers often do not see the impact until it is beyond the stages of early dementia.

In this course attendees discover the important predictors of dementia and distinguish between the various types. Explore effective intervention strategies for each stage of dementia and identify proper depression screening tools. Caregiver education strategies will be provided and you will leave with multiple prevention and intervention approaches to implement in clinical practice immediately.

  • Identify five predictors of dementia

  • Articulate the complex relationship between depression and dementia

  • List types and stages of dementia with sample cognitive linguistic interventions for each

  • Outline simple language and how to redirect hallucinatory and delusional moments

  • Implement prevention strategies including nutritional status strengthening, screening for epilepsy, using lighting to improve sleep patterns, emotional and peer support, and building of meaningful skill sets

  • Choose the proper screening tool for depression in any phase of dementia

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Rehab Managers

  • Nurses

  • Activity Professionals

  • Nursing Home Administrators

  • Social Workers


ELLEN N. FRIEDMAN, MA, CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 25 years of experience.  Ms. Friedman completed her Master’s program at Cleveland State University and has a private practice in Ohio, where she works clinically in outpatient, school, and home health settings. Her caseload concentrates on patients with varying types of dementia and medically-related issues of swallowing and reflux disease, as well as cognitive-linguistic issues. Ms. Friedman is a former president of the Northeast Ohio Regional Association of Medical Speech/Language Pathologists and is published in the fields of voice and gastroesophageal disease. She teaches on the national level, as well as having taught in the graduate school of speech pathology at Kent State University in the areas of dysarthria and cognitive-linguistic disorders, and also taught clinical procedures while on the faculty at Cleveland State University. 

Financial- Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education.
Nonfinancial-No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Activity Professionals
This course has been pre-approved for 6 hours of continuing education by NCCAP (approval # NCCAP31687-17).

Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.

Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.

Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Nurses: Iowa
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Nursing Home Administrators
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This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 6 total clock hours and 6 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS – approval # Duluth, MN on 2/8/2017, #20170506-6-WFKL-IN, St Cloud, MN on 2/9/2017, #20170506-6-IFAO-IN, Minneapolis, MN on 2/10/2017, #20170506-6-LPCV-IN. This program is approved by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards. For additional information, contact NAB at 1444 I St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-2210, (202)712-9040, or

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Minnesota: This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 6 hours of continuing education hours, category 1, (Approval #9582) for Physical Therapists.

Social Workers
Vyne Education, LLC. provider #1005, "formerly Cross Country Education" is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1/27/2018-1/27/2021). Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 Clinical continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at for more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for social workers.

Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists
This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

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