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

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

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?

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 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 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

Splaine Consulting Updates: April 2018

Mike Splaine and Kate Gordon Teaching Innovative UMass Online Policy Course This unique online course is available to anyone in the community who is interested in dementia policy — advocates, staff of advocacy and community organizations, and members of provider organizations who are seeking to better understand the policy process. Learning Outcomes Include: Explain the … Continue reading Splaine Consulting Updates: April 2018