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