By Michael Splaine, Principal, Splaine Consulting The scenarios are endless, so let’s narrow this down to an office visit. Perhaps you have implemented the annual wellness visit and a patient scores poorly on the simple cognitive test. Or a concerned daughter-in-law tips you off that mom isn’t as sharp as she was. Or the patient … Continue reading Thinking About Thinking™: How to help a patient with a thinking problem using KAER
Alzheimer’s Disease Public Policy Online Course: Winter 2019 Registration is now open for our online course through the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Dates: Tuesdays, 1pm – 3pm Eastern (Jan 29 – Mar 5) Fee: $250 per participant (enrollment in UMASS not necessary) University of Massachusetts Boston Professional training certificate that awards 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit) About the … Continue reading Take a Class with Splaine Consulting
By Michael Splaine, Principal, Splaine Consulting Thought and policy leaders in health are trying to move us from a mindset that health is the cure of disease, or “sick care,” to an embrace of wellness, a mindset that leads to adoption of prevention and proactive strategies as individuals and health systems. Believing that a wellness … Continue reading Thinking About Thinking™: Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Supports Brain Health
Our second round of Living Alone with Alzheimer's: A Solutions Summit is coming soon! Learn more and register here.
By Mike Splaine, Principal, Splaine Consulting Today, in healthcare settings all over the world, blood pressure, respiration, temperature, and pulse are being measured. In many places, people are also being asked to describe their level of pain on a ten-point scale or by pointing at a picture. This information gives a present snapshot of our … Continue reading Thinking about Thinking™: Should Cognition be the 6th Vital Sign?
“Good advocates need to be convicted—convinced—of the moral purpose of their cause.” - Mike Splaine, pictured here with social work students from Christ College This weekend marked a tremendous advocacy win for India. During the 22nd National Conference of ARDSI in Bangalore, Dementia 2018: Research, Implement, Improve, the country's health minister attended the meeting and committed to … Continue reading India’s Health Minister Commits to Completing Dementia Action Plan
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." … Continue reading Splaine Consulting Updates: July 2018
Splaine Consulting Team to Convene Town Hall Meetings in August for Rhode Island State Plan Update Rhode Island is currently updating their Alzheimer state plan, and we’re looking forward to gathering input and feedback from the dementia community. If you’re a resident of Rhode Island and are connected to Alzheimer’s as a person living with the … Continue reading Splaine Consulting Updates: June 2018
The Splaine Consulting team is excited to announce a series of town hall meetings happening across the state of Rhode Island in August. Rhode Island is currently updating their Alzheimer state plan, and we're looking forward to gathering input and feedback from the dementia community. If you're a resident of Rhode Island and are connected … Continue reading Splaine Consulting to Convene Town Hall Meetings in Rhode Island
Recognizing a Critical Cohort in Hands-On Dementia Care Kicking off on June 14th, this is the 41st year of National Nursing Assistants Week, and we're eager to spread the word as nationwide, 4.5 million nursing assistants provide hands-on dementia care every day (source: National Network of Career Nursing Assistants). From assistance with bathing and dressing to … Continue reading Splaine Consulting Updates: May 2018