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
Our second round of Living Alone with Alzheimer's: A Solutions Summit is coming soon! Learn more and register here.
“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
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
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Registration Open for Living Alone with Alzheimer's Summit Currently, an estimated 1 million people with dementia live alone in their homes and communities. This reality presents unique challenges, and we hope you'll join us to discuss these challenges — and develop solutions — at one of three locations this spring. These one-day summit meetings will … Continue reading Splaine Consulting Updates: February 2018