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 provide better care for their loved ones. When someone is diagnosed with dementia, it affects families, friends, the general public, and the medical community.

Janet has been a member of the healthcare profession for  41 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 those diagnosed with progressive neurocognitive impairments.  As a Dementia Specialist, she provides intensive education about dementia and conducts training workshops.

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 make a difference by providing ongoing education within the communities and increase awareness to improve the quality of life for those living with dementia and their care partners.

Janet L.  Standifer, M.Ed. CCC/SLP

Continuing Education and Certifications

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)

National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners 

Evergreen Certified Care Specialist

Positive Approach® to Care (PAC) 

Virtual Dementia Tour Comprehensive Program 

Professional/Business Organizations

America Speech and Hearing Association

Weatherford Chamber of Commerce

Parker County Connect 

Parker County Linked Healthcare Network 

Christian Women In Media Association 

The Women’s Club of Fort Worth

Parker County Committee on Aging

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Alzheimer’s Association 

Ms. Texas Senior Earth Global 2023 Queen


Professional Speaker/Editorials/Columns

Parker County Life- Style Magazine

Parker County Living Magazine

Parker County Hoopla Magazine


Healthcare Podcasts


Guess Speaker for Civic and Social Organizations

Merry Maker’s Club – entertainment for seniors