“Diagnosed with Dementia – What Now?” Workshop Training Series

Janet Standifer, M.Ed. CCC/SLP

Dementia and Geriatric Specialist

The following workshops help you understand and recognize the differences between ” Normal Aging Changes vs. The Dementia Process”. This knowledge facilitates better observational skills once the differences are learned. You will easily recognize the changes and then intervene more effectively with the person who is living with dementia. You will learn more about dementia and how the brain changes, using visuals and discussion, as the dementia process progresses. The training helps you understand why those who are living with dementia lose skills before strength. You will learn how to meet your loved one’s needs while using retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction.

Effective approaches and care partnering techniques are taught during the workshops. You learn how to apply these approaches and techniques for everyday situations that may arise for someone living with dementia. The workshops focus on the importance of doing “with” and not “to” a person who is living with dementia. Learning the different states of being and their abilities with each state are considered and used as a guide toward understanding brain function and current abilities. By the end of the series, you will understand dementia, the brain changes, and learn why you must change your approach since your loved one cannot make the change knowing that your loved one is doing the best they can. This information leads to adjustments in your expectations, modifications of cues, and resources for various types of support. You learn how to use effective communication skills while implementing “hands-on” care techniques that assist with meeting the unmet needs of your loved one.

  • Workshop I     Normal Aging Changes vs. Dementia Process
  • Workshop II    Dementia and Brain changes?
  • Workshop III   Progressive Phases of the Dementia Process
  • Workshop IV   Approaches and Skilled Techniques/Resources
  • Workshop V    Applications of Tools and Techniques

Workshop Series Dates TBA


Call 817-901-4658 or email at janet@jstandiferconsulting.com to RSVP