Call for papers: Memory care innovation

The Institute for the Advancement of Senior Care (IASC) has issued a call for papers for its 2017 Memory Care Forum series. Held in Philadelphia May 22-23 and in San Diego Sept. 14-15, the Memory Care Forums promote education, innovation and knowledge-sharing on topics and issues relating to quality memory care, including clinical approaches, administrative strategies and leading research projects.

"The success of the first three Memory Care Forums has prompted us to reach deeper into the provider community," says Adam Armstrong, IASC director. "We want to cast a wider net and bring in new ideas and programs that can benefit providers who want to be on the front edge of quality care."

Some of the popular topics presented in the 2016 forums included:

  • Staffing for Memory Care
  • Understanding the Dementia Focused Survey
  • Activity Programming: Moving Beyond Games and Puzzles
  • "I Hate the Shower!": Hygiene & Cognitive Challenges

Submissions will be reviewed by the IASC board members, who represent multi-disciplinary interests in the field of senior living.

If you’re interested in presenting at one of the 2017 forums, skip the generalities and focus your presentation on specific issues that affect administration, clinical caregiving or business models, Armstrong advises. "The Memory Care Forums have earned the reputation of being very deep dives," he says. "Attendees want to tackle complex issues and learn valuable strategies to take home with them."

To access the call for papers submission form, click here. The deadline for submission is Nov. 30, 2016.

To learn more about the Memory Care Forums, visit the IASC page.

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