Dementia in Perspective was founded by Janet Standifer, whose ultimate goal is to help those individuals, families, healthcare professionals,  businesses/organizations, and communities understand dementia. She provides current information about dementia, how it progresses, and the progression of states of  being  in which the person with dementia is functioning. Janet strives to provide assistance for families and care partners with the related challenges that are associated with dementia.  This allows them to better care for their loved one. When someone is diagnosed with dementia, it effects everyone : family, friends, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and the surrounding communities.

Janet has been a member of the healthcare profession for  37 years. She began her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist after earning her Master’s degree in 1982 from Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.  As a Speech-Language Pathologist, she practiced in a variety of settings, providing  direct patient care with  adults and continues to provide clinical interventions for who are diagnosed with progressive neurocognitive impairments .  As a Certified Dementia Trainer and  Consultant, she provides intensive education about dementia and conducts training workshops for both individuals and groups.

Janet’s goal is to help those living with dementia improve their overall quality of life.  Through her own diversified personal and professional experiences, she demonstrates the commitment to be an effective dementia trainer and consultant.  Janet’s heartfelt desire is to provide ongoing education within the communities and increase awareness to make life better for those living with dementia and their families.

Janet L.  Standifer, M.Ed. CCC/SLP, CDP, CADDCT

Education and Training
Janet Standifer

Master of Education in Speech-Language Pathology –  Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology – Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana

Clinical Competency Certificate – American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) Board Certified

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)

Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners  

Certified Dementia Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer  (CADDT) National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners    

Positive Approach® to Care (PAC) Certified Independent Consultant

Positive Approach® to Care (PAC) Certified Independent Trainer

Certified Dementia Care Specialist

Virtual Dementia Tour Comprehensive Program Certified Trainer

Professional/Business Organizations

America Speech and Hearing Association

Texas Speech and Hearing Association

Weatherford Chamber of Commerce

Better Business Bureau

Business Network International

Dementia Society of America Non-Profit Organization

Parker County Newcomer’s and Women’s Association


Parker County Life Style Magazine

Parker County Living Magazine

Parker County Hoopla Magazine