Splaine Consulting Updates: February 2018

27500269_565505977132988_6861841838222336313_oNevada State Legislature Committee Meeting
“Dementia is increasingly understood to be a life course disease by key policy-makers, not merely a disease of older persons.” – Mike Splaine, Carson City, NV
On Monday, January 29th, Mike Splaine presented a testimony to members of the Nevada State Legislature’s Committee to Study the Needs Related to the Behavioral and Cognitive Care of Older Persons. If you didn’t catch the live stream (pictured above), you can review Mike’s full statement on our website.

Want to work with Mike as a speaker or presenter for your organization’s next advocacy training, conference, webinar, or other educational opportunity?  Contact us today.


Splaine Consulting to Host One-Day Conferences on Living Alone with Dementia
Currently, an estimated 1 million people with dementia live alone in their homes and communities. That’s why we’re pleased to announce an innovative series of one-day meetings this April, held in three locations across the US, to discuss the unique challenges of living alone with dementia. Meetings will be held in Orange County, CA (April 20th); St. Louis, MO (April 23rd); and Baltimore, MD (April 24th). Our registration page will soon be live! Stay tuned to our Facebook page for further information.


Splaine Consulting to Present at ASA’s Aging in America Conference
This March, Mike Splaine and Kate Gordon will be heading to San Francisco to present at the American Society on Aging’s Aging in America conference. Nearly 3,000 aging professionals are expected to attend. Mike will present at two symposiums and a roundtable event on dementia policy and practice-related topics, public health and aging issues, and more. Stay tuned to next month’s newsletter and our social media networks for more details, or register for the conference here.


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ADI Conference: July 26-29, 2018
Abstracts are currently being accepted for the 33rd International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International, to be held this year in the “windy city” of Chicago! Presentations will cover 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.


Tai Chi and Mild Cognitive Impairment: Study Shows Positive Effects
A small study in individuals age 60 or older with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) provides more evidence that engaging in tai chi (a series of gentle, slow movements accompanied by deep breathing) reduces the risk of falling. What’s more, it may also improve cognitive abilities. Read more about the study, published in 2017 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, that outlines the benefits for persons with MCI.


Recommended Reading: Dementia, Caregiving, and Transportation
From the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) comes a new report focused on special transportation considerations for people with dementia and their caregivers. It includes tips for caregivers & drivers, printables for emergency contact information, and other resources. NADTC is a program funded by the Federal Transit Administration and administered by Easterseals and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), with guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. Download the report.

Upcoming Webinars

Webinar on Advanced Planning & Autonomy
— Date: February 15th from 9-10am ET
— Sponsored by: Public Health Live! SUNY Albany’s School of Public Health
— Speaker: David P. Hoffman, D.P.S., C.C.E.

Register here for this free educational event.

After the event, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the difference between advanced planning and advanced directives;
2. List three benefits of advanced planning; and
3. Describe two examples of initiatives to change the approach to advance planning.