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Splaine Consulting September 2022 Newsletter

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Splaine Consulting September 2022 Newsletter

Thoughtful Hospitalization

Join Aging Advocate Mike Splaine in the Thoughtful Hospitalization Workshop for families and caregivers of people with dementia. The workshop offers the essential tools to avoid unnecessary hospitalization, prepare for hospitalization, navigate hospitalization, transition home safely and set up for the best possible recovery at home.

Hospitalization can be especially difficult for people with dementia. They often experience higher risk for falls, dehydration, malnutrition, untreated pain, medication-related problems, and physical restraints. But, a hospital stay doesn’t have to be this way! Build your knowledge and confidence to navigate a hospital stay safely with your loved one.

Thoughtful Hospitalization will also be offered online on several dates and times via Zoom: 9/13, 9/14, 10/8, 10/10, 10/15, 10/28.

Register HERE.

The Landmark Dementia Study in Canada

Navigating the Path Forward for Dementia in Canada: The Landmark Study Report from the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada provides a roadmap to follow over the next 30 years to
better support persons with dementia and their care partners.

The report assess the impact of dementia risk factors such as age, sex, ethnicity, health status and geography. It reveals that there are many things Canadians can do to improve their health and reduce the impact of dementia. These include being physically and socially
active; following a healthy diet; challenging one’s brain by engaging in games, reading, learning new languages, hobbies and skills; managing stress; quitting smoking; limiting alcohol consumption; and preventing head injuries by wearing a helmet.

The report also highlights ways that care partners can be supported and the urgent need to better support care partners financially, emotionally, through training, and respite care.

Access the report summary and full report HERE.
Join The Alzheimer’s Society Wednesday, September 14th at 12 pm ET for a free webinar discussing the Landmark Study’s findings.

World Alzheimer’s Report

The Alzheimer’s Disease International World Alzheimer Report 2022 – Post-diagnosis support will be launched on September 21st, World Alzheimer’s Day.

The report highlights the following key topics:

  • The impact of diagnosis on people living with dementia, their care partners and families
  • Medical, emotional and practical considerations during the early, middle and late stages of dementia
  • Current and future pharmacological, cognitive and multidomain interventions in dementia
  • The impact of culture and society on post-diagnosis support for people living with dementia, introducing models of care from across the world
  • The importance of education and training about dementia

Be on the look out for Mike Splaine’s article in the report on ‘A Demographic and Community Challenge: Persons Living Alone with Dementia’. Register for the report launch and panel discussion HERE.

World Alzheimer’s Day – September 21st

Each year on September 21st, organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia so that we can better understand those living with this chronic disease, generate more funds for research, and garner global
commitment to discovering how to prevent, treat, and cure this disease.

On this day individuals and large organizations alike are encouraged to support people living with Alzheimer’s by getting involved in some way. Learn more about World Alzheimer’s day and how you can get involved HERE.

Baltimore Caregiver Conference

Connected Conversations: Navigating the Dementia Journey is an Alzheimer’s Association Conference is for caregivers, people living with early-stage dementia, acute and long-term care nurses, social workers, assisted living and nursing home administrators, geriatric care managers and allied health professionals working with individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

Mike Splaine and Kate Gordon will present their Thoughtful Hospitalization workshop at the event.

  • When: September 15th, 9am – 3:30pm EDT
  • Where: Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel

Register and find more details HERE.

Living Well with Dementia Conference

The Dementia Action Alliance Living Well with Dementia conference will be September 19-21 in Indianapolis, IN. Be sure to attend Mike Splaine’s presentation at the conference, ‘Can Persons with Dementia Live Alone?’ Anyone who cares about, works with, interacts with or
provides support for individuals living with dementia should attend this important conference.

Living Well with Dementia will bring together the large diverse dementia community.

Register for the conference HERE.

In Memoriam: Marc Wortmann

We are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of a friend and colleague Marc Wortmann. Marc was an integral thought leader in the Alzheimer’s and dementia field. He was a strong advocate for people living with dementia, as well as their families and careers/supporters. His work will leave a lasting legacy.

CFPB Hearing on Nursing Home Debt Collection Practices

Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) hosted a virtual discussion with advocates, service providers, community leaders, and members of the public to explore challenges around nursing home debt collection practices and the impact they can have on the financial wellbeing of caregivers, their families, and friends. Listen to consumer advocates’ and individuals’ experiences with nursing home debt and debt collection practices HERE.

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