Splaine Consulting

Splaine Consulting Updates: February 2018

Screen Shot 2018-03-02 at 10.18.22 AMRegistration 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 be held in:

  • Orange County, CA: April 20th
  • St. Louis, MO: April 23rd
  • Baltimore, MD: April 24th

Read about our speakers, schedule, sponsors, and more at the website, which is now live. And help us spread the word! Visit LivingAloneWithAd.com.

Join Splaine Consulting for Presentations at AiA in March
Heading to San Francisco on March 26th? We hope to see you there! Mike Splaine and Kate Gordon of Splaine Consulting are presenting several dementia specific sessions and workshops at the Aging in America conference, and we hope you’ll join us for all of them! Register for the conference here. Follow the hashtag #AiA18 for updates.

Mike SplaineKate Gordon

Want to work with Mike or Kate as a speaker or presenter for your organization’s next advocacy training, conference, webinar, or other educational opportunity? Contact us today.


Study on Creative Communication for Alzheimer’s Couples
A first-of-its-kind study from the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry shows “practice makes perfect” in communication between couples affected by dementia. By getting creative, an in-home intervention is showing improvement in their communication behaviors in just 10 weeks. Read it here.

Save the Date for the 33rd International ADI Conference in Chicago
What are you doing July 26-29? Mark the date to attend the 33rd International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International, to be held stateside this year in the “windy city” of Chicago! Presentations will cover the latest science, care, and treatment of dementia from the global dementia community, Alzheimer associations, and people living with dementia and their care partners worldwide. Learn more at the conference website.

Recommended Reading: FINCHES Study
Check out the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)’s blog on The Finance, Cognition, and Health in Elders Study (FINCHES). The study was written by Dr. Gali Weissberger, University of Southern California postdoctoral fellow in the Han Research Laboratory, and Dr. Duke Han, Primary Investigator of FINCHES, Director of Neuropsychology in Family Medicine, and an Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychology, and Gerontology at Keck Medicine of USC. Find out what this multidisciplinary team of investigators hopes to discover in the FINCHES study here.



Healthy Nutrition for Older Patients

Date: Wednesday, April 4th at 10am Pacific

Presented by: The American Society on Aging’s Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care®

Speaker: Lakelyn Hogan, gerontologist and caregiver advocate for Home Instead Senior Care and a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska Omaha, studying social gerontology.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Recognize the causes and warning signs of poor nutrition;
  • Understand the nutritional guidelines for older adults
  • Identify the potential risks associated with lack of mealtime companionship; and,
  • Recommend ways to manage specific dietary concerns.

Register here for this free and informative webinar.