Groundbreaking Living Alone with Alzheimer’s Summits Coming in April: Register Now!
- Orange County, CA: April 20th
- St. Louis, MO: April 23rd
- Baltimore, MD: April 24th
Splaine Consulting to Present at AiA 2018
Mike Splaine and Kate Gordon are San Francisco-bound this week to present several dementia specific sessions and workshops at the American Society of Aging’s annual Aging in America conference. Attending AiA? Come see us! Can’t make it this year? Stay tuned to our social media pages and next month’s newsletters for highlights. For real-time updates from the conference, follow the hashtag #AiA18.
Advocates Celebrate Utah State Plan Appropriations Success
Kudos to the dedicated Alzheimer’s advocates in Utah who enjoyed a major appropriations victory this month: the Utah State Legislature recently approved a $1 million appropriation to fund the Utah State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia. The funding will be divided between the Utah Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, and the Utah Department of Health, Alzheimer’s State Plan Specialist. Key programs to be funded by the appropriation include: home and community based alternatives under the Medicaid Aging Waiver, caregiver services, a Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance Survey (BRFSS), and healthcare provider education.
Ronnie Daniel, Executive Director of the Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, reports this of the win: “I believe that we have now laid the groundwork for increased engagement with the various departments within the State, as well as with the State Legislature. The future is definitely bright!”
Remembering a Devoted Dementia Advocate and Innovator
Christina Gigliotti, Ph.D., Manager of Clinical Operations at UC San Diego’s Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, reported this tremendous loss in the dementia community last month:
Save the Date for the 33rd International ADI Conference in Chicago
Dementia Dialogue Series: Connecting Caregivers to Experts in Dementia Care
Sponsored by Banner Health & the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), The Dementia Dialogue Series: Sentiments and Situations requiring Solutions offers a new, timely topic each month. The Dementia Dialogue Series parallels the monthly BAI Beacon newsletter and expands upon important topics that our readers have requested.
- When: April 18, 2018, 10-10:30am MST
- Topic: Through a Diverse Lens
- Description: How is dementia and caregiving perceived in different cultures?