Our second round of Living Alone with Alzheimer's: A Solutions Summit is coming soon! Learn more and register here.
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?
“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
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 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
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
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
Check out the publications on ID and dementia developed through our participation with the National Task Group (NTG) on Intellectual Disability and Dementia Practices.
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
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