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CDT Convention Presentations 2014

Thank you for attending the seminars at these 2014 locations!

TSHA Feb 28

CSHA March 30

ArSHA April 11-12

Nevada SLP Convention April 26

UPCOMING SEMINARS:

El Paso Region 19 SLP Convention July 25-26

Maine SLP Convention November 6

We are Growing!

Your facility can become a DEMENTIA BEST PRACTICE FACILITY -

We are presenting to hospitals, doctors offices, corporations, ALF's and SNF's

to educate and train all staff in best practice management of dementia.

We are available for consultation to your company.

Send an inquiry email to info@cdtpllc.com.


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Articles

Dementia Therapy in SNF's

Advance Magazine for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiolgists

October 19,2009

Click Here to View

For Caregivers:

Diagnosis Dementia: Tips for Caregiving without Losing Your Mind

Medical News Today blog post article response

May 13, 2012

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/244016.php

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*Lifetime Membership Members: To log into the CDT web site, type your username/password in the member login area which can be accessed by clicking the "Member Login" button at the top of the page.  After logging in you will see new menu buttons appear containing special content!

The Goal of CDT

Consultants in Dementia Therapy is committed to providing resources and instruction in the development of Dementia Therapy Programs. The goal of CDT is to provide you with answers to give you assurance that your decisions are appropriate as you go forward building your dementia program.  Following CDT's proven model will increase your productivity and help your patients with dementia achieve or maintain their highest quality of life!

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CHOOSE YOUR LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP:

1) Lifetime Membership Only or

2) Lifetime Membership plus our Dementia Therapy and Program Development book .

Click here for more information on becoming a member of CDT!

ADVANTAGES TO MEMBERSHIP:

1) Access to restricted links for members only that includes special resource websites and support materials and forms. This includes unlimited downloads for the Memory Book, Reminisce Cards and evaluations including the Global Deterioration Scale, Barthel ADL Index, Berg Balance Scale, Mini Cog, forms we have created (so you don't have to), and much more. Access to many valuable articles including Clinical Care in Aging, Behavior Management Strategies, 2011 Alz. Report, UCSF Aging and Memory, and others.

2) Access to updates from Medicare, updated goals and information on dementia.

3) Email support from the CDT team. Having trouble with a patient? Maybe we can help!

ABOUT OUR BOOKS:

Dementia Therapy and Program Development is also available seperately in the CDT store.

This book will simplify and take the mystery out of therapy for patients with dementia. Our seminar in a book!

For OT/PT/SLP's and nursing.  Use it as a resource in your facility. Step-by-step guidelines for providing therapeutic interventions for our patients with dementia, including screening, staging, goal writing, interventions and activities. See a detailed description of our book in the 'Our Services' link above.

Would CFY's benefit from this book? Here is what two CFY's have to say:

"This book is a critical item to have on your bookshelf when working with the aging adult population. As a new grad, I can certainly understand how working with this population may be intimidating at first. Not only do you notice declines in cognitive functioning with this population, but you may also notice deficits in their communication skills. This certainly can make a new grad feel uneasy about appropriateness for therapy. This book provides information about staging these patients and determining appropriate expectations for abilities and therapy progress. Thus, it helps you analyze your patients and determine an appropriate plan of care and functional goals. Many new grads may question the potential for progress with these patients. This book allows you to think outside of the box and consider the individual needs of each patient in order to enhance/maximize or maintain individual skills in various areas pertaining to their enviornment and daily life. It also guides you through the development of management plans, as well as provides functional activity/therapy ideas. What sets this book apart is its focus on the individual patient, as well as its thoroughness regarding patient management. I cannot c ount the number of times I have used this book as a resource. I feel much more confident in working with this population, and I owe it all to Peggy and Nancy's signficant guidance through this book."
- Rachel Bennos, M.S. SLP-CF

Rave Reviews:

"The Dementia Program is not only a life changer for the patients but also the clinicians using it. Being a new graduate, I felt unprepared to work with patients with dementia. I was given information about what it is and how it happens but never a way to treat it. I was very nervous to work with these patients but The Dementia Program helped me in so many ways. It gives you valuable information about the disease itself, therapy techniques, a home program, and even caregiver information. It is very specific and easy to use. I will definitely keep it in my tool box for future therapy and I highly recommend it to other SLPs in the field."

-Claire Sykes, CF. SLP

Thank you Rachel and Claire!!

A BOOK FOR CAREGIVERS:

Dementia: Loving Care with a Therapeutic Benefit available seperately in the CDT store or www.amazon.com.

Our newest product is a book for caregivers, Dementia Loving Care with a Therapeutic Benefit . This book is dedicated to the 15 million family members caring for their loved ones at home within the United States, and the millions more all around the globe. We have designed it to be practical and functional, discussing dementia induced behaviors and addressing behavior management.  Order from our CDT store link  or purchase a hard copy or ebook from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_15?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=dementia+loving+care+with+a+therapeutic+benefit&sprefix=dementia+loving%2Cstripbooks%2C198

 
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Welcome to the website of Consultants in Dementia Therapy PLLC -

This site was created for OT/PT/SLP's, nurses, family caregivers and all support staff who work with people with dementia. We want to give you the knowledge to proceed with confidence and provide appropriate management with this population.  We want to help home-based caregivers or your facility create or revitalize a dementia program with the goal of helping your loved one or your patient achieve or maintain their highest level of function.

We want to encourage you to THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!

This site is always "under construction" as new information is added frequently. Give us feedback, let us know what you need to make this website more helpful.

Nancy and I spoke at an international conference in London on the topic of dementia management. It was wonderful to be in an environment of such caring and total focus on people with dementia. We talked with many professionals, listened to several speakers and enjoyed learning about other countries and how different governments are dealing with dementia.

America is not alone, the numbers are exploding all over the globe. With the numbers growing, what we teach and preach as we travel the USA is that therapists and at-home caregivers can manage behaviors on a day to day basis. What we have found here in America and abroad, is that people just don't know how. It's a win-win situation when evidence-based dementia therapeutic interventions are applied appropriately. People with dementia deserve to have the opportunity to achieve or maintain their highest level of functional ability.

Thanks for visiting. We hope you will bookmark this website and check back for more soon.

Peggy Watson M.S., CCC-SLP

Nancy Shadowens M.S., CCC-SLP

 

 

 

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Free Resources

Learn more about dementia and treatment by visiting our Dementia FAQ's page.  These resources are free to all visitors of our website!