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.
2) Access to updates, goals and information on dementia.
3) Email support from the CDT team. Having trouble with a patient? Maybe we can help!
A BOOK FOR THERAPISTS:
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 count 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."
"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."
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.