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Splaine Consulting July 2021 Newsletter

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Splaine Consulting July 2021 Newsletter

Thoughtful Hospitalization Webinar

Splaine Consulting is hosting Thoughtful Hospitalization™, an online workshop for family caregivers. Registration is now open! Thoughtful Hospitalization provides persons with dementia and their caregivers tools to avoid unnecessary hospitalization, survive hospitalization and transition home safely.

Thoughtful Hospitalization is a series of three 1 hour zoom sessions on 7/25, 8/1, and 8/8 at 3pm EST.
For more details and to get tickets, visit here.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Policy Continuing Education

Looking to expand your knowledge and skills about dementia policy? Splaine Consulting has partnered with two excellent schools of higher education to offer continuing education opportunities with a focus on dementia practice and policy.

UMASS Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Policy Course

The University of Massachusetts Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Policy and Practice Certificate Course will run for 6 weeks. This non-credit course offers participants one Continuing Education Unit.

It be taught by Mike Splaine and Kate Gordon on Tuesdays, October 5th – November 9th at 7pm – 9pm EST.

The course is designed for gerontology and social work students, advocates, community care providers and other health and aged care professionals. Registration for the course opens July 19th!

To learn more and register visit here.

UMBC Dementia Care Certificate Progam

The University of Maryland Erikson School of Aging Studies is offering the country’s first 12-credit, 4-course post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Dementia Care Services
beginning Fall 2021.

This program is designed for individuals and professionals who wish to work with or on behalf of older adults with dementia.

Courses include:

  • Overview of Dementia
  • Policy foundations of Dementia services
  • Innovation & implementation of Dementia services

To learn more visit here.
To be alerted when the application opens, contact Nick Ocasio at nocasio1@umbc.edu

Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

AAIC 21 will be held in Denver and online July 26th – July 30th.

AAIC is a global forum to advance dementia science where leaders and experts will share Alzheimer’s

disease research discoveries and improvements in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Mike Splaine and Dr. Jacobo Mintzer will be in attendance, so be sure to say hello!

Register for the event here!

Caregiving in the Remarried and Stepfamily Context Webinar

Caregiving in the Remarried and Stepfamily Context: Implications for Practice and Intervention Webinar will be held Tuesday, July 20th at 10am PST (1pm EST).

This free webinar provides strategies for caregivers to overcome challenges often posed by family dynamics. Case studies will be presented to show how to put these learnings into practice.

The webinar will be presented by Carey Wexler Sherman, Ph.D., who specializes on research into dementia family caregiving. Dr. Sherman is an elected Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and co-author of the Savvy Caregiver© program.

Register for the webinar here!

Bragin Brain Activation Program

Stress Relief and Memory Training Center Bragin Brain Activation Program educates people with memory problems as well as their caregivers about the different types of dementia and integrative treatments of dementia. The program includes a range of simple, physical activities for mind and body as well as recommendations for physiological and psychological changes to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression, and improve coordination, attention, and memory.

The Bragin Brain Activation Program is described in two books by Dr. Valentin Bragin: “How to Activate Your Brain” and “Conquering Depression in the Golden Years”.

Learn more here!

Living Alone and Connected!

Living Alone and Connected! (LAAC) is an online community made for persons living alone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Through dynamic content and interactive online events, LAAC’s mission is to lessen the effects of the existing social isolation many people with Alzheimer’s already faced, isolation that was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Living Alone and Connected! hosts events and programs that include happy hours, live museum tours, arts nights, and educational presentations, all held live through the Facebook group. Through creativity we will create connectivity! You might live alone, but you don’t have to feel alone.

Living Alone and Connected! is a Facebook group hosted and moderated by Cognitive Solutions, LLC. Living Alone and Connected! is supported in part by a cooperative agreement #NV90ALGG0015 from the Administration on Aging (AoA), Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

If you, or someone you care for, has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia and lives in a single household, please join or share the Living Alone and Connected! Facebook group.


Click to View LAAC

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Our history with this unique program goes all the way back to its creation and initial funding in the 1990’s through to the present in which we have been a consultant to several of the grantees, with a special focus on the live alone population and guiding stakeholder development and sustainability strategy in the translating evidence based programs into community use.

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