Splaine Consulting Updates: October 2017

SplaineMike Splaine Gives Keynote Address at Dementia Summit
“Dementia friendly communities face the dual challenges of defeating stigma that prevents full social participation by persons living with dementia, while at the same time promoting brain health in the as yet unaffected population. It’s a mindful.”
– Mike Splaine, 2017 Learning Summit, ACT on Alzheimer’s

On Tuesday, October 24th, Mike Splaine challenged the audience gathered in St. Cloud, MN, for their annual Action Communities Summit. His keynote presentation highlighted dementia friendly innovations around the world and referenced several Alzheimer’s Disease International policy reports on the subject. He was joined by St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis and Lori Vrolson of the Central MN Council on Aging, among others.

Want Mike to speak at your next learning summit, workshop, or aging conference? Contact us.

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Kate Gordon Attends Iberoamerica Conference in the DR
In October, Kate Gordon traveled to the Dominican Republic on behalf of Alzheimer’s Disease International, where she participated in a WHO/PAHO-sponsored meeting on Dementia in Latin America and the Latin Caribbean. Government and NGO representatives from 16 countries collaborated over two days to develop steps forward to implement the WHO Global Dementia Plan. Kate presented an overview of successful community-based caregiver interventions currently offered to Latino communities in the United States.

Kate also attended the 10th annual Alzheimer Ibero America Conference, the premiere annual networking, education and resource-sharing event for Alzheimer organizations serving Spanish-speaking populations.

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Alzheimer’s News Around the World: The latest in Alzheimer’s policy

APHA.jpgStay Tuned: APHA Meeting Highlights
On Tuesday, November 7th at 8:30am ET, Molly French of the Alzheimer’s Association DC Policy Office will be presenting at a Roundtable Session of the upcoming American Public Health Association (APHA) Meeting & Expo in Atlanta. Her topic: Use of Population-Based Approaches to Address Alzheimer’s Disease by State Public Health Agencies. This presentation is part of the conference’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Health Issues in Baby Boomers Roundtable. Learn more here.

New Report Includes BRFSS Data
As part of the Healthy Brain Initiative from the CDC and the Alzheimer’s Association, a cognitive decline module was added to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a national survey of adult behavior and health. Using BRFSS data collected in 2015, this Rhode Island Medical Journal article is “the first to examine the burden of self-reported cognitive decline in Rhode Island and evaluates the relationship between subjective cognitive decline and demographic factors, chronic disease and mental health.”

Chicago-2018-logo-70Save the Date: ADI Conference
The 33rd International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International is coming stateside to the “windy city” of Chicago! Save the dates: July 26-29, 2018. The conference will feature presentations on the latest science, care, and treatment of dementia from the global dementia community, Alzheimer associations, and people living with dementia and their care partners worldwide. Learn more at the conference website.

Recommended Reading: Coming Soon!Sabat.png
Slated for publication in February, this new book from Steven R. Sabat “contributes what is urgently missing from public knowledge” about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Writer, PhD, and Georgetown University Professor Sabat “mines a large body of research to convey the genetic and biological aspects of Alzheimer’s disease, its clinical history, and, most significantly, to reveal the subjective experience of those with Alzheimer’s or dementia.” Stay tuned to our social media pages for updates on the book’s release.

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