Splaine Consulting Updates: July 2018

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Highlights from the 33rd International Conference of ADI 

Last week in Chicago, Mike Splaine and Kate Gordon of Splaine Consulting presented posters, panels, and more at this renowned gathering of international Alzheimer advocates.
Mike did a poster session on “Changing Dementia Dementia Care Outcomes: Reducing Hospital Readmissions.” 
Kate led a panel on “Diverse Populations: Inclusion & Equality.” She was also part of a Salzburg Global Seminar reunion during the conference. Colleague Angela Lunde put together a poster presentation highlighting the Salzburg Statement on dementia friendly communities.
See the photos below for the panel and poster groups.

Pictured in panel photo: 
Stephanie Houston, USA – Milwaukee Melodies and Memories Chorus Project: The Amazing Grace Chorus. Developing a Culturally-Tailored Lifestyle Intervention Program for African Americans with Dementia and Caregivers Using an Asset-Based Community Development Approach
J Llibre, Cuba – Ancestry Background: Implications for Cognitive Decline and Mortality in Dementia.
Sharon Koehn, Canada – Scrutinizing Access to Dementia Information, Diagnosis and Supports for Punjabi and Korean Communities in Canada
Roberto Velasquez and Martha Rañón, USA – From Evidence to Practice: Translating an Evidence-Based Intervention for Spanish-Speaking Latino Families Living with/Caring for/Supporting a Person Who Has Dementia.

Mike Splaine to Be Featured Speaker at Alzheimer’s Conference in India

This September, Mike Splaine will be the featured speaker at Dementia 2018: Research, Implement, Improve in Bangalore, India. Sponsored by NMT Eldercare, Nightingales Medical Trust, and the Bangalore Chapter of the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Mike will join experts and stakeholders committed to improving life for persons with dementia and their families. A major goal of the conference, and one that’s particularly germane to Splaine Consulting? Finalizing and submitting a National Dementia Strategy to the Indian government. Learn more about the conference here, and stay tuned to our social media pages and our website for updates.

Is Your Country Dementia Ready?

The 2018 Dementia Innovation Readiness Index, which just launched during the 33rd International Conference of ADI, analyzes the readiness of countries to develop and deploy dementia solutions into their healthcare, policy, and social frameworks. 
Per ADI’s website, the 65+ population is highest in Argentina at 11.6% and lowest in Saudi Arabia at 3.3%. In comparison, 17.9% of the G7 countries’ population is over 65. And yet, developing countries will be home to nearly 70% of people with dementia by 2050 as the result of population aging. Review it here.


NHeLP Releases New Advocates’ Guide for Medicaid Managed Care

The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) recently released the Advocates’ Guide to Accessibility in Medicaid Managed Care Grievances and Appeals, developed with partners from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund and Justice in Aging. The guide “describes steps to take for implementing the new HHS regulations in a way to ‘ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to the grievance and appeal and State fair hearing systems.’ ” Review the full document here. 


Free On-Demand Webinars Available Through ACES 

While the next live ACES webinar from the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program won’t happen until November, you can view dozens of excellent options from their on-demand archives anytime.
ACES, which stands for Alzheimer’s Caregiver Education, is a free, live-streaming series that addresses the needs and concerns of caregivers, loved ones and anyone touched by Alzheimer’s disease.
Topics include:
  • Driving & Dementia
  • Senior Scams: Prevention & Intervention
  • Addiction in the Elderly
  • Managing the Late Stages of Dementia
  • The 3Ds of Geriatric Psychiatry

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