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Promoting Function & Maintaining Independence in the Face of Dementia
Promoting Function & Maintaining Independence in the Face of Dementia

Where:   MEMPHIS, TN

When:  Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Sooner or later, it will touch us all: our patients, family members or someone else close to us is diagnosed with dementia. With our population aging, 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 liquid to prevent dehydration; increase functional independence in toileting, and most importantly, assisting with training the caregiver. As we enter the world of dementia and see the paradigm of service delivery shift to the caregiver, it is increasingly important to increase our knowledge and skill levels, not only for our patients but also for our ability to train caregivers and family members.

Knowing how the diseases of dementia unfold is an invaluable tools for success. Knowing how, when, and what to do for the patients depends on understanding that our professional, and ethical, responsibility is to assist the patient to achieve and maintain their highest level of functioning; therefore, we must know what they need – and this knowing begins with the ability to accurately “stage” a patient’s dementia. Once a patient is staged, the needs of the patient can be more easily seen. This innovative seminar presents staging tools that clearly outline, at each distinct stage, the patient’s remaining abilities and the patient’s lost abilities; this is the insight that drives intervention. Attendees will discuss and demonstrate the top-evidence based communication techniques in the field for dementia via role play. Leave this dynamic and collaborative seminar with the confidence and skills to develop a structured, systematic, and highly individualized therapy programs, and with the abilities to justify their practice.

  • Accurately stage the patient with dementia or other cognitive impairments

  • Utilize patient staging levels to design appropriate treatment interventions

  • Demonstrate successful intervention of Errorless Learning Techniques, Spaced Retrieval, Montessori-Based Dementia Programming, Reminiscence Therapy, and The Ability-Based Approach

  • Implement Validation Therapy, Reflective Listening, and Re-Direction to increase communication between you, the patient, and the caregiver

  • Document patient-centered goals, measure progress, and justify necessity through utilizing Medicare documentation guidelines

  • Distinguish the differential diagnosis of degenerative neurological diseases and detect how dementia symptoms vary among the diseases

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Directors of Nursing

  • Nursing Home Administrators

  • Registered Nurses

  • Rehabilitation Nurses

  • Restorative Nursing Staff

  • Certified Nursing Assistants

  • Long Term Care Staff

  • Activity Directors/Professionals

  • Family/Caregivers


JANE YAKEL, MS, CCC-SLP, is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist currently employed as a 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 for therapists, and a trainer for Directors of Rehabilitation throughout the United States. She taught Medicare Regulations and Guidelines and has defended Medicare denial claims at the Administrative Law Judge Level for Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathologists 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-Freemont California. Her diverse background in the academic, administrative, 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, Ethic and Professionalism, Dysphagia Management, Customer Service, Comprehensive Assessment of the Patient, and Cognitive Communication Disorders and Dementia. 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.

Financial- Receives a speaking honorarium for Vyne Education and owner of Yakel Education, LLC.
Nonfinancial- No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists. 

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.

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 # Knoxville, TN on 6/13/2018, #20190503-6-A44254-IN, Brentwood, TN on 6/14/2018, #20190503-6-A44255-IN, Memphis, TN on 6/15/2018, #20190503-6-A44256-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, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Arkansas: This program has been approved by the Arkansas State Board Of Physical Therapy for 6.0 contact hours for Physical Therapists.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Kentucky: This program has been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for 6 contact hours (Category 1) Approval #CS74-2011-KPTA. This approval is valid until 10/31/2019.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Tennessee: This program has been approved by the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for .6 CEUs (6 Contact Hours) TPTA Approval number 2018-208 for Class I Continuing Education Competency Requirement for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

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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"The presenter was one of the best I've ever heard in my 26 years as an Occupational Therapist. She expertly combined story telling with pertinent clinical examples, research, and content in cognition. I am leaving the workshop with practical skills to use tomorrow."
-S. Smiley, OTR

"Jane's capacity to combine extensive scholarly knowledge and experiential practicality was greatly appreciated. This seminar was infused with both "why" and "how"! At the end of the day I felt refreshed, renewed, and ready to get to work in more effective ways! Thank you!"
-T. Szypulski, SLP

"Awesome presentation! Gave me more useful keys/tools that had been missing from other courses."
-J. Surrett, PTA

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