Thinking About Thinking™: Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Supports Brain Health

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

India’s Health Minister Commits to Completing Dementia Action Plan

“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

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: 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

Splaine Consulting Updates: April 2018

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

Splaine Consulting Updates: February 2018

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

Splaine Consulting Hosts Living Alone with Alzheimer’s Summit

Join us this spring for one of our three "Living Alone with Alzheimer's" one-day conferences focused on the challenges of the approximately 1 million people currently living alone with a dementia diagnosis. Conferences will be held in: Orange County, California St. Louis, Missouri Baltimore, Maryland Register and learn more at LivingAloneWithAD.com, and spread the word! … Continue reading Splaine Consulting Hosts Living Alone with Alzheimer’s Summit

Splaine Consulting Updates: February 2018

Nevada State Legislature Committee Meeting "Dementia is increasingly understood to be a life course disease by key policy-makers, not merely a disease of older persons." - Mike Splaine, Carson City, NV On Monday, January 29th, Mike Splaine presented a testimony to members of the Nevada State Legislature's Committee to Study the Needs Related to the … Continue reading Splaine Consulting Updates: February 2018