Seminar Detail

The Power of Residual Memory: Therapeutic Approaches to Dementia
The Power of Residual Memory: Therapeutic Approaches to Dementia

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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For more information: Call (800) 397-0180

Families, caregivers and long–term care professionals underestimate the abilities of individuals in mid–stage and late–stage dementia. Many feel the ability to remain continent, dress and feed themselves and engage in leisure and recreational skills is no longer possible.

Meaningful activity is important to the quality of life of every person. Dementia residents are no exception. Inappropriate activities have a negative effect on the quality of life. Attempting to involve dementia residents in activities they are not capable of doing is stressful for both the resident and the staff member. It is important to provide activities that bring success for the dementia patient. This course will provide a practical approach to dementia with practical examples of how to maintain these skills, deal with problem behaviors and challenge these individuals to live a full life…one filled with joy.

  • Describe physical and behavioral characteristics found in the Global Deterioration Scale stage 4, 5, 6 and 7

  • Determine patients functional ability at each stage of dementia

  • Predict when a resident will begin having difficulty with falls, bowel and bladder incontinence, eating and self–care skills

  • Discuss techniques to stage residents by physical characteristics and provide compensatory strategies to maintain function

  • Identify new alternatives to problem behaviors and better understand cause of frequent behavior problems

  • Examine provided samples of documentation and determine factors needed for 3rd party reimbursement

  • Evaluate how to expand therapy through functional activities vs. exercises

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Speech–Language Pathologists

  • Activity Directors

  • Social Workers

  • Dietary Managers

  • Administrators

  • Nurses


LANNY BUTLER, MS, OTR/L, CDP, CPAM is founder and President of IATB Dementia Care, a private consulting group on Dementia Possible Care giving. He lectures throughout the United States on Dementia Possible Care, and is author of My Past Is Now My Future: a Practical Guide to Dementia Possible Care. Mr. Butler holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota and an Advanced Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy for the University of Puget Sound. Throughout his more than 40 year career as an Occupational Therapist, Mr. Butler has provided treatments in multiple clinical settings ranging from a Maximum Security Prison to Neonatal intensive care units.

Mr. Butler has primarily treated the Geriatric population for the past 30 years in the outpatient, acute care, and long term care setting. He has served as a Clinical Resource Specialist for Rehab Management Inc., a long term care provider, for the past 9 years. He continues to provide ongoing staff training, clinical competencies, and program development in multiple aspects of geriatric care and has incorporated an interdisciplinary effort among the therapists he serves. The focus of his work has been the enhancement of clinical excellence for those who serve the geriatric population. Mr. Butler has provided education and training in Dementia Possible Care to over 25,000 clinicians and caregivers. He has lectured throughout the United States and in Scotland on Administrative and Clinical topics.

Financial- Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education.
Nonfinancial-No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Case Managers
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded. The course is approved for 6 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: S00022566 Approval Number: 160003358. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center account at

Counselors: West Virginia: This seminar has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling for 6 hours of continuing education. One Time CE approval number #WVBEC-022217 in Pikesville, MD on 2/22/2017, #WVBEC-022317 in Annapolis, MD on 2/23/2017, #WVBEC-022417 in Fairfax, VA on 2/24/2017, #WVBEC-032217 in Wilmington, DE on 3/22/2017, # WVBEC-032317 in Frederick, MD on 3/23/2017, # WVBEC-032417 in Baltimore, MD on 3/24/2017.

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 # Pikesville, MD on 2/22/2017, #20170920-6-GFWA-IN, Annapolis, MD on 2/23/2017, #20170920-6-QXPD-IN, Fairfax, VA on 2/24/2017, #20170920-6-PLLS-IN, Wilmington, DE on 3/22/2017, #20170920-6-UCWL-IN, Frederick, MD on 3/23/2017, #20170920-6-LHRT-IN, Baltimore, MD on 3/24/2017, #20170920-6-LTQY-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 Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process..

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Maryland: This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.6 CEUs.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: New Jersey: This program has been approved for 6 continuing education credits by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants (Approval # 2016-1215).

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Pennsylvania: This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for a total of 6 contact hours of which 0 hours have been approved for Direct Access. PA Board Approval #PTCE011123.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: West Virginia:

Recreation Therapists
NCTRC does not pre-approve programs for CEU credit. It is the individual therapist's responsibility to retain documentation of sessions attended in order to demonstrate the relationship of session content to the NCTRC job analysis code.

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.

Social Workers: New Jersey
This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #32 Course #1044 from 9/27/2016 to 9/27/2018. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical 6. Provider #32 Cross Country Education is now Vyne Education, LLC.

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

This educational offering may qualify toward your professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6 clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and regulations to calculate professional development/continuing education credit.

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.

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