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Take a Class with Splaine Consulting

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

India’s Health Minister Commits to Completing Dementia Action Plan

“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

Splaine Consulting to Convene Town Hall Meetings in Rhode Island

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

Discover the “Why” Behind Our Living Alone with Alzheimer’s Summits

In an article currently live on the Dementia Care Specialists blog, Mike Splaine shares the story of how he was drawn to the field of health, aging, and long-term care, and why that background has been foundational to the launch of our groundbreaking Living Alone with Alzheimer's Summits, happening this month in Orange County, California; … Continue reading Discover the “Why” Behind Our Living Alone with Alzheimer’s Summits

Splaine Consulting Hosts Living Alone with Alzheimer’s Summit

Join us this spring for one of our three "Living Alone with Alzheimer's" one-day conferences focused on the challenges of the approximately 1 million people currently living alone with a dementia diagnosis. Conferences will be held in: Orange County, California St. Louis, Missouri Baltimore, Maryland Register and learn more at LivingAloneWithAD.com, and spread the word! … Continue reading Splaine Consulting Hosts Living Alone with Alzheimer’s Summit

Splaine Consulting Updates: November 2017

Mike Splaine Testifies Before AGH Subcommittee on Capitol Hill On Wednesday, November 29th, Mike Splaine was among a panel of experts called upon by the House Foreign Affairs Committee's AGH (Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations) to present "A Global Update on Alzheimer's Disease." The special hearing was convened by Representative Chris … Continue reading Splaine Consulting Updates: November 2017

Thinking About Thinking™: How to help a patient with a thinking problem using KAER

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

Thinking About Thinking™: Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Supports Brain Health

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

Thinking about Thinking™: Should Cognition be the 6th Vital Sign?

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?

Splaine Consulting Updates: July 2018

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 Updates: June 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

Splaine Consulting Updates: May 2018

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