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Splaine Consulting HighlightsOur team’s advocacy work, here & abroad
New Living Alone with Cognitive Impairment Research
Splaine Consulting’s Kate Gordon is a member of the Policy Advisory Group for an NIA-funded research project exploring Living Alone with Cognitive Impairment. Two new articles have been published by the project’s primary investigator, Elena Portacolone, and colleagues.
- The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Lived Experience of Diverse Older Adults Living Alone With Cognitive Impairment.
- Use of services by people living alone with cognitive impairment: A systematic review.
Published works like these strongly influence the actions communities take as a result of our Living Alone with Dementia Summits
Living Alone and Connected!
Living Alone and Connected! is an online community made for persons
living alone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Living Alone and
Connected! is a place where people can come together to share questions,
ideas, and find curated information to provide support to those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia who live in a single person household.
Living Alone and Connected! is a Facebook group hosted and moderated by Cognitive Solutions,
LLC. Living Alone and Connected! is supported in part by a cooperative agreement NV90ALGG0015 from the Administration on Aging (AoA), Administration for Community Living
(ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). www.livingaloneandconnected.comClick to view LAAC
Splaine Consulting returns to UMASS Boston for the Fall 2021 semester
Dementia Care Policy and Practice Certificate – University of Massachusetts Boston Professional training certificate that awards 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
When: Fall 2021 (October 5 – November 9) – Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30PM
About This Course: This certificate offers age care professional training in dementia issues, information about effective policy approaches, and resources to mobilize activities that make sense for governments at different levels. Despite COVID-19 and economic challenges, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia’s are still front of mind for millions of persons and
families as well as health and social care professionals and policy makers. This course is a unique opportunity for aged care professionals and interested advocates.
What will I learn?
- How COVID-19 has changed long term care for persons with dementia.
- The history of demential policy making in the US and around the world.
- How different health and political systems implement dementia and brain health policies.
- How to develop their own effective communication with policy makers.
Excitement rises as Brain Awareness Week draws near
Brain Awareness Week draws near with events planned for March 15-21, Mike Splaine of Splaine Consulting has partnered with these events to bring insight into the importance of being a research volunteer in clinical research and trials.
More details to be announced. Check our social media pages for updates!
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Community Partnership Opportunities During COVID-19
Recently Splaine Consulting assisted a community-based organization to determine what services it could provide community dwelling elders and persons with AD who test positive for COVID-19 from a community testing site. In less than 10 business
days, we identified service options within their existing capability, short- and long-term payment mechanisms and an assessment of the potential for partnerships with community testing sites.
Interested in assessing your opportunities? Contact Mike & Kate!