Thinking About Thinking™: How to help a patient with a thinking problem using KAER

By Michael Splaine, Principal, Splaine Consulting The scenarios are endless, so let’s narrow this down to an office visit. Perhaps you have implemented the annual wellness visit and a patient scores poorly on the simple cognitive test.  Or a concerned daughter-in-law tips you off that mom isn’t as sharp as she was. Or the patient … Continue reading Thinking About Thinking™: How to help a patient with a thinking problem using KAER

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

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?

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